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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 an·i·ma·tion /ˌænəˈmeʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 an·i·ma·tion /ˌænəˈmeʃən/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·i·ma·tion n.
 1. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state of being animate or alive.
    The animation of the same soul quickening the whole frame.   --Bp. Hall.
    Perhaps an inanimate thing supplies me, while I am speaking, with whatever I possess of animation.   --Landor.
 2. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness; as, he recited the story with great animation.
 Suspended animation, temporary suspension of the vital functions, as in persons nearly drowned.
 Syn: -- Liveliness; vivacity; spirit; buoyancy; airiness; sprightliness; promptitude; enthusiasm; ardor; earnestness; energy. See Liveliness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while
           there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many
           chemical and physical processes" [syn: life, living,
      2: the property of being able to survive and grow; "the
         vitality of a seed" [syn: vitality]
      3: quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
         [syn: spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivification]
      4: the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
         [syn: vivification, invigoration]
      5: the making of animated cartoons
      6: general activity and motion [syn: liveliness]