Sprite meaning

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A person regarded as elfin in some way.
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An independent graphic object controlled by its own bit plane (area of memory). Commonly used in video games, sprites move freely across the screen, passing by, through and colliding with each other. Programming sprites is easier than programming an object to move around on the same plane as other objects.
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(mythology) A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition.
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(mythology) An elf; a fairy; a goblin.
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The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
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(computer graphics) A two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene.
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An electrical discharge that occurs high above the cumulonimbus cloud of an active thunderstorm.
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The definition of a sprite is an imaginary being or spirit.

An example of a sprite is a fairy.

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A small or elusive supernatural being; an elf or pixie.
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An elflike person.
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A large, dim, red flash that appears above active thunderstorms in conjunction with lightning.
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A spirit, specter, or ghost.
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An imaginary being or spirit, as a fairy, elf, or goblin.
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Origin of sprite

Middle English spreit from Old French esprit from Latin spīritus spirit