Definitions for SPRITEspraɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an elf, fairy, or goblin.
Origin of sprite:
1250–1300; ME sprit < OF esprit < L spīritusspirit
fairy, faery, faerie, fay, sprite(noun)
a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition.
An elf; a fairy; a goblin.
The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
A two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene.
An electrical discharge that occurs high above the cumulonimbus cloud of an active thunderstorm.
Origin: From esprit (spirit).
a spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition. See Spright
an elf; a fairy; a goblin
the green woodpecker, or yaffle
In computer graphics, a sprite is a two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene. Initially including just graphical objects handled separately from the memory bitmap of a video display, this now includes various manners of graphical overlays. Originally, sprites were a method of integrating unrelated bitmaps so that they appeared to be part of the normal bitmap on a screen, such as creating an animated character that can be moved on a screen without altering the data defining the overall screen. Such sprites can be created by either electronic circuitry or software. In circuitry, a hardware sprite is a hardware construct that employs custom DMA channels to integrate visual elements with the main screen in that it super-imposes two discrete video sources. Software can simulate this through specialized rendering methods. As three-dimensional graphics became more prevalent, sprites came to include flat images seamlessly integrated into complicated three-dimensional scenes.
Translations for SPRITE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an elf or fairy
- جِنِّي، عِفْريتArabic
- duendePortuguese (BR)
- der GeistGerman
- alf; feDanish
- परी, भूत, बेतालHindi
- malik, vilenjakCroatian
- folletto, spiritelloItalian
- elfa; feja; gariņšLatvian
- alv, feNorwegian
- эльф; феяRussian
- víla, škriatokSlovak
- peri, cinTurkish
- 鬼怪，精靈Chinese (Trad.)
- ельф; феяUkrainian
- پری یا بھوتUrdu
- yêu quáiVietnamese
- 鬼怪，精灵Chinese (Simp.)
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