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

  comic strip \com"ic strip`\ (k[o^]m"[i^]k str[i^]p), n.
     a brief sequence of drawings, usually with characters drawn
     only sketchily, as in a cartoon, with dialog written in
     "balloons" over a character's head, and depicting a fictional
     and usually comical incident; -- also called a cartoon.
     Each comic strip contains typically from four to six panels
     arranged horizontally, but widely varying arrangements are
     published. In modern newspapers, weekly comic strips are in
     color, and daily strips are usually in black and white. In
     some, the story depicted may be serialized and continuous,
     carried over from day to day or week to week. Stories of
     adventure, drama, mystery or an otherwise non-comical nature
     depicted in the same style are also called comic strips.
     [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cartoon \Car*toon"\, n. [F. carton (cf. It. cartone pasteboard,
     cartoon); fr. L. charta. See 1st card.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A design or study drawn of the full size, to serve as a
        model for transferring or copying; -- used in the making
        of mosaics, tapestries, fresco pantings and the like; as,
        the cartoons of Raphael.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A large pictorial sketch, as in a journal or magazine;
        esp. a pictorial caricature; as, the cartoons of "Puck."
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. same as comic strip.
        [PJC]
  
     4. a motion picture consisting of a series of frames, each
        being a photograph of a drawing rather than a frame
        produced by filming a scene of true action, and in which
        the objects are displaced slightly in succeeding frames so
        as to give the appearance of motion when projected as a
        motion picture on the screen. The types of characters
        portrayed in such films are often similar or identical to
        those in a comic strip.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cartoon
      n 1: a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or
           magazine [syn: cartoon, sketch]
      2: a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to
         give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid
         sequence [syn: cartoon, animated cartoon, toon]
      v 1: draw cartoons of

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "cartoon":
     3-D, Cinemascope, Cinerama, Technicolor, Western, animated cartoon,
     black and white, black-and-white film, blueprint, brouillon,
     caricature, charcoal, charcoal drawing, chart, chiaroscuro,
     chiller, cinema, color film, comic book, comic strip, comics, copy,
     crayon, creepie, delineation, design, diagram, documentary,
     documentary film, doodle, draft, drawing, ebauche,
     educational film, elevation, esquisse, feature, figure, film,
     flick, flicker, funnies, graph, ground plan, horror picture,
     horse opera, house plan, ichnography, line drawing, motion picture,
     motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, newsreel, nudie,
     outline, pastel, pattern, pen-and-ink, pencil drawing, photodrama,
     photoplay, picture, picture show, plot, pornographic film, preview,
     profile, projection, rough, rough copy, rough draft, rough outline,
     short, silent, silent film, silhouette, silver-print drawing,
     sinopia, skeleton, sketch, skin flick, sneak preview,
     spaghetti Western, study, table, talkie, talking picture, thriller,
     tracing, trailer, underground film, vignette, working drawing
  
  

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