- The state of being full of life or vigor.
- The technique of photographing successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create the illusion of movement when the film is shown as a sequence.
Late 19th century: from french animation, from animer "give life to", from latin animare, from anima "soul".
- The party was filled with animation.
- Disney is famous for its animation.
- The animation was done using stop-motion techniques.
- The animation was created using computer graphics.
- The animation was very lifelike.