Sprite



noun
1.
an elf, fairy, or goblin.
noun
1.
(in folklore) a nimble elflike creature, esp one associated with water
2.
a small dainty person
3.
an icon in a computer game which can be manoeuvred around the screen by means of a joystick, etc

operating system
An operating system from Berkeley supporting multiprocessing and distributed files.
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(1994-10-17)

graphics, file format
A small bitmap image, often used in animated games but also sometimes used as a synonym for icon.
(1997-06-29)

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