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 for animation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Animation \An`i*ma"tion\, n. [L. animatio, fr. animare.]
     1. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state
        of being animate or alive.
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              The animation of the same soul quickening the whole
              frame.                                --Bp. Hall.
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              Perhaps an inanimate thing supplies me, while I am
              speaking, with whatever I possess of animation.
                                                    --Landor.
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     2. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and
        vigor; vivacity; spiritedness; as, he recited the story
        with great animation.
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     Suspended animation, temporary suspension of the vital
        functions, as in persons nearly drowned.
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     Syn: Liveliness; vivacity; spirit; buoyancy; airiness;
          sprightliness; promptitude; enthusiasm; ardor;
          earnestness; energy. See Liveliness.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  animation
      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: animation, life,
           living, aliveness]
      2: the property of being able to survive and grow; "the vitality
         of a seed" [syn: animation, vitality]
      3: quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
         [syn: animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio,
         vivification]
      4: the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something [syn:
         vivification, invigoration, animation]
      5: the making of animated cartoons
      6: general activity and motion [syn: liveliness, animation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "animation":
     activity, actuation, afflatus, aggravation, agitation, alacrity,
     animal spirits, animate existence, animating spirit, animus,
     anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, ardency, ardor, arousal, arousing,
     avidity, avidness, being alive, birth, breathless impatience,
     breeziness, brio, briskness, bubbliness, capersomeness,
     cheerful readiness, coltishness, dash, direction, divine afflatus,
     dynamism, eagerness, ebullience, effervescence, elan,
     electrification, energizing, energy, enlivening, enlivenment,
     enthusiasm, esprit, exacerbation, exasperation, excitation,
     excitement, exhilaration, existence, exuberance, fervor, fire,
     firing, fomentation, forwardness, friskiness, frolicsomeness,
     gaiety, galvanization, gamesomeness, gayness, genius, glow, gust,
     gusto, having life, heartiness, immortality, impatience,
     impetuosity, impetus, incitement, infection, inflammation,
     influence, infuriation, infusion, inner-direction, inspiration,
     intensity, invigoration, irritation, joie de vivre, keen desire,
     keenness, lathering up, life, lifetime, liveliness, living,
     long life, longevity, lustiness, mettle, motivation, moving,
     moving spirit, moxie, oomph, other-direction, pep, peppiness,
     perkiness, pertness, perturbation, piss and vinegar, pizzazz,
     playfulness, prompting, promptness, provocation, quickening,
     quickness, readiness, revitalization, revival, robustness,
     rollicksomeness, rompishness, skittishness, spirit, spiritedness,
     spirits, sportiveness, sprightliness, spriteliness, steaming up,
     stimulation, stimulus, stirring, stirring up, verve, viability,
     vigor, vim, vitality, vitalization, vivaciousness, vivacity,
     vivification, warmth, whipping up, working up, zest, zestfulness,
     zing, zip
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  animation
  
      The creation of artificial moving images.
  
     Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.graphics.animation.  FAQ
     ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/news-info/comp.graphics.animation)">(ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/news-info/comp.graphics.animation).
  
     (1995-11-24)
  

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