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sprite / sprīt/ •
n. 1. an elf or fairy.2. a computer graphic that may be moved on-screen and otherwise manipulated as a single entity.3. a faint flash, typically red, sometimes emitted in the upper atmosphere over a thunderstorm owing to the collision of high-energy electrons with air molecules.
oxford views updated May 17 2018
A user-definable pattern of pixels
that can be moved about as an entity on a display screen by program commands. For example, the screen cursor in a windows system that takes on different appearances in different situations is a sprite.
oxford views updated May 11 2018
spirit, elf, fairy. XIII. ME. spryte
, also spreit
, alt. with lengthened vowel of sprit
, contr. of SPIRIT
oxford views updated Jun 11 2018
Trade name; lemon‐lime carbonated beverage introduced by Coca‐Cola Co., 1961.