Meme vs Animation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between meme and animation

is that meme is mother while animation is animation.



(wikipedia meme)


(en noun)
  • Any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another in a comparable way to the transmission of genes.
  • *1976 , (Richard Dawkins), The Selfish Gene :
  • *:Examples of memes are tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches.
  • *2002 , Rita Carter, Exploring Consciousness , p. 242:
  • *:Related memes tend to form mutually supporting meme-complexes such as religions, political ideologies, scientific theories, and New Age dogmas.
  • (Internet, slang) Something that is copied and circulated online with slight adaptions, including quizzes, basic pictures, video templates etc. A meme can be a photo or artwork, usually with text, often codified with a distinct white block lettering text on the image. If a particular, standardized image is used, there is a protocol to how it should be used
  • * 2005 , "darklily", OT: Livejournal'' (discussion on Internet newsgroup ''soc.sexuality.general )
  • I do...but my journal is a mess. It's mostly filled with memes and my bitching about a house I am building.
  • *2012 , Greg Jarboe, You Tube and Video Marketing , 2nd edition:
  • *:The idea was to append Keyboard Cat to the end of a blooper video to "play" that person offstage after a mistake or gaffe, like getting the hook in the days of vaudeville. The meme became popular, Ashton Kutcher tweeted about it to more than 1 million followers, and more than 4,000 such videos have now been made.
  • *2013 , The Guardian , (headline), 8 Feb 2013:
  • *:Harlem Shake meme : the new Gangnam Style?
  • Derived terms

    * memedom * memome * memeplex * meme pool * memetic * memetic algorithm * memetic engineering * memetics

    See also

    * culturgen * email forward * replicator



    (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)