troubleshooting Question

What is a Sprite?

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Hi, I'm new to programming with ActionScript 3 (CS5). I've been trying to learn how the code all comes together and have made some progress, but have also come across a term that is not defined in the material I've been reviewing. The term is "Sprite". The context it's used in is something like this:

import flash.display.Sprite;
public class Projectile extends Sprite {...

So, what exactly is a "Sprite" (other than a soft drink) and how does it work and why would the Projectile class want to extend it?

Thanks,
Fulano
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