Animation vs Animated - What's the difference?

animation | animated |

As a noun animation

is animation.

As an adjective animated is

endowed with life; full of life or spirit; indicating animation; lively; vigorous.

As a verb animated is




(en noun)
  • The act of animating, or giving life or spirit.
  • * 1647 , , Christ Mysticall; or the blessed union of Christ and his Members'', as edited and reprinted in Josiah Pratt (editor), ''The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God, Joseph Hall, D.D. , Volume 8, C. Wittingham (1808), page 217:
  • * by the animation of the same soul quickening that whole frame.
  • (animation, in the sense of a cartoon) The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics.
  • The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness
  • He recited the story with great animation .
  • The condition of being animate or alive.
  • * Landor
  • Perhaps an inanimate thing supplies me, while I am speaking, with whatever I possess of animation .
  • (linguistics) conversion from the inanimate to animate grammatical category
  • * 1992 , Samuel E. Martin, A Reference Grammar of Korean , page 291:
  • "The constraints are not so hard and fast that exceptional sentences do not occur. In particular animation and disanimation can temporarily suspend the system."


    * (the act of breathing life into something ) vitalization, vivification, enlivenment * (the state of being lively ) airiness, ardor, buoyancy, earnestness, energy, enthusiasm, liveliness, promptitude, spirit, sprightliness, vivacity * (the condition of being alive ) life

    Derived terms

    (Animation) * deanimation * disanimation * reanimation * suspended animation


    * Japanese: ) (borrowed)




    (en adjective)
  • Endowed with life; full of life or spirit; indicating animation; lively; vigorous.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again;


    * See also


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