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Meaning of "animation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ANIMATION

animation  [ˌænɪˈmeɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANIMATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Animation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ANIMATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

animation

Animation

Animation is the process of creating a continuous motion and shape change illusion by means of the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon. Animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation. The bouncing ball animation consists of these six frames. This animation moves at 10 frames per second. Animations can be recorded on either analogue media, such as a flip book, motion picture film, video tape, or on digital media, including formats such as animated GIF, Flash animation or digital video. To display it, a digital camera, computer, or projector are used. Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, such as paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures. Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, 30, or 60 frames per second.

Definition of animation in the English dictionary

The first definition of animation in the dictionary is liveliness; vivacity. Other definition of animation is the condition of being alive. Animation is also the techniques used in the production of animated cartoons.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANIMATION


affirmation
ˌæfəˈmeɪʃən
approximation
əˌprɒksɪˈmeɪʃən
automation
ˌɔːtəˈmeɪʃən
confirmation
ˌkɒnfəˈmeɪʃən
conformation
ˌkɒnfɔːˈmeɪʃən
Dalmatian
dælˈmeɪʃən
defamation
ˌdɛfəˈmeɪʃən
deformation
ˌdiːfɔːˈmeɪʃən
estimation
ˌɛstɪˈmeɪʃən
exclamation
ˌɛkskləˈmeɪʃən
formation
fɔːˈmeɪʃən
inflammation
ˌɪnfləˈmeɪʃən
information
ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃən
misinformation
ˌmɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃən
proclamation
ˌprɒkləˈmeɪʃən
reclamation
ˌrɛkləˈmeɪʃən
reformation
ˌrɛfəˈmeɪʃən
sublimation
ˌsʌblɪˈmeɪʃən
summation
sʌˈmeɪʃən
transformation
ˌtrænsfəˈmeɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANIMATION

animalism
animalist
animalistic
animality
animalization
animalize
animally
animate
animated
animated cartoon
animatedly
animateness
animater
animatic
animatingly
animatism
animato
animator
animatronic
animatronics

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANIMATION

accreditation
action
administration
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation
federation
foundation

Synonyms and antonyms of animation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ANIMATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «animation» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of animation

Translation of «animation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANIMATION

Find out the translation of animation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of animation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «animation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

动画制作
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

animación
570 millions of speakers

English

animation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एनीमेशन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرسوم المتحركة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

анимация
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

animação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অ্যানিমেশন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

animation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

animasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Animation
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アニメ製作
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

애니메이션 제작
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Animasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoạt hình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அனிமேஷன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अॅनिमेशन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

animasyon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

animazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

animacja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

анімація
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

animație
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

animation
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

animasie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

animering
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

animasjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of animation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANIMATION»

The term «animation» is very widely used and occupies the 3.344 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANIMATION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «animation» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «animation» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about animation

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10 QUOTES WITH «ANIMATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word animation.
1
Michael Arndt
The great thing about the animation process is that is goes from, I write the lines, it goes to the actors, the actors bring a whole world to that, they bring the characters to life, then it goes to the animators, then it goes to the editor who cuts it together, and then you screen it and it goes back through the system again.
2
Diedrich Bader
One of the defining things about my career on camera is I like to play different characters. That gets difficult to do. People don't trust you to do something different. In animation, it's all about trust and how far can you go away from yourself. It's a really marvelous environment that's extremely creative.
3
Ralph Bakshi
I'm having the same problems today that I had when I first started, saying that outrageous adult animation works.
4
Theodore Bikel
No movement can afford to be caught in a time warp and exist in a state of suspended animation.
5
Don Bluth
I prefer that animation reach into places where live action doesn't go, and it seems like all of animation nowadays is trying to go where live action is.
6
Don Bluth
In the animation world, people who understand pencils and paper usually aren't computer people, and the computer people usually aren't the artistic people, so they always stand on opposite sides of the line.
7
Toni Braxton
I'm in love with kid's stories and animation.
8
Richard Burton
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
9
Tim Burton
In Hollywood, they think drawn animation doesn't work anymore, computers are the way. They forget that the reason computers are the way is that Pixar makes good movies. So everybody tries to copy Pixar. They're relying too much on the technology and not enough on the artists.
10
Tim Burton
I started to do stop-motion when I was a kid. You take a Super 8 and make some models, and move, click, move, click. All that. I love all forms of animation, but there is something unique and special to stop-motion: it's more real and the set is lit like a set. But I think it's also a kind of lonely and dark thing to want to do.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANIMATION»

Discover the use of animation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to animation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Character Animation Crash Course!
Detailed text and drawings illuminate how to conceive animated characters.
Eric Goldberg, 2008
2
The animation book: a complete guide to animated ...
A guide to the theory, aesthetics, and techniques of animation features detailed instructions, projects, and discussions on such topics as basic movement, and digital ink and paint The Animation Book, the most comprehensive guide to the ...
Kit Laybourne, 1998
3
Animation: The Mechanics of Motion
A guide to the fundamental principles of animation covers figurative animation, timing, acting, design, animals in motion, sound synchronization, and technical issues.
Chris Webster, 2005
4
The Fundamentals of Animation
Discusses the key principals and processed involved in animation , from finding and researching a concept, throught he preapartion and techniques used, to the execution of the work.
Paul Wells, 2006
5
Animation
Animation allows students to test-drive a career in this fun field while they are still in school.
Facts On File, Incorporated, 2010
6
Animation: Genre and Authorship
The book also includes interviews with Ray Harryhausen and Caroline Leaf, and a full "timeline" of the history of animation.
Paul Wells, 2002
7
Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation : Films, ...
Offers an inside look at the works of Hayao Miyazaki, featuring preliminary sketches and scenes from his films.
Helen McCarthy, 1999
8
Producing Animation
Already a relied upon resource by professionals and students alike, this book covers the process from script to screen while defining the role of the producer at each phase.
Catherine Winder, Zahra Dowlatabadi, Tracey Miller-Zarneke, 2011
9
Character Animation: 2D Skills for Better 3D
An essential guide to the 2D animation skills required for professional 3D animation.
Steve Roberts, 2007
10
Animation: Form Follows Fun : Look
With a wealth of international examples ranging from the prototype Disneyland where Walt Disney's concepts of animation were congenially transformed into reality, to historical amusement parks and modern day theme parks, this book explores ...
Kristin Feireiss, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANIMATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term animation is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Jane Aaron, Filmmaker Whose Animation Sprouted on 'Sesame …
In 1986, a number of her whimsical short films were shown as part of a New American Animation program at Film Forum in Manhattan. «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
International Animation Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
The film, “The Little Prince” will screen as part of the 2015 Anima Mundi International Animation Festival and director Mark Osborne will speak ... «The Rio Times, Jul 15»
3
Animation's not kid's stuff
Work in Progress: An animator doing her animation thing. ... 43, and See Chin Joo, 44, who started their digital animation production company, ... «The Nation, Jul 15»
4
Production IG Creating Show for Fox's "Animation Domination" Block
Anime studio Production I.G. announced this weekend during the Anime Expo panel that it would be producing a show for Fox's Animation ... «Crunchyroll News, Jul 15»
5
Operation Entebbe - In Animation
About the Author: Every day we try to bring you an interesting video of the day related to Israel or the Jewish People. If you have a video you'd ... «The Jewish Press, Jul 15»
6
The Entebbe Raid: Now in Animation, Too
The video is the second in the 'Zionism in Animation' series of 100 videos detailing the most important events and central characters behind the ... «Arutz Sheva, Jul 15»
7
Windows 10 Users Have Already Picked the Boot Animation of the …
“Using this as a boot animation, if it can be achieved with decent quality, would establish a unification of the OS with its default background ... «Softpedia News, Jul 15»
8
Company Shares of Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc. Drops by …
Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ:DWA) has lost 6.76% during the past week and dropped 8.47% in the last 4 weeks. The shares are ... «News Watch International, Jul 15»
9
The 'Magic Of Disney Animation' Attraction To Close July 12
ABOVE VIDEO: The Magic of Disney Animation is an informative 20-minute show at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park where Guests of ... «SpaceCoastDaily.com, Jul 15»
10
Top animation now on stage
Currently a top favourite show for pre-schoolers, this charmingly magical animation airs on Nick Jr and on 5's Milkshake. Ben and Holly's Little ... «Halifax Evening Courier, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Animation [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/animation>. Oct 2019 ».
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