animation

Definitions

General English

  • noun the process of making animated films

Computing

  • noun the creation of the illusion of movement by displaying a series of slightly different images on screen very rapidly to give the effect of smooth movement.

Electronics

Information & Library Science

  • noun the technique of drawing or photographing successive pictures to create the idea of movement

Marketing

  • noun a cartoon film, a film made from drawings

Media Studies

  • noun a moving image created from still objects such as drawings or models that are exposed on film for a few frames at a time, then moved slightly. The process is then repeated many times until an entire sequence has been completed.
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