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  1. In website development, an image sprite is used to optimise website loading times by reducing the number of separate resources that need to be fetched from the server when a website is loaded.

    Images of all different sizes are placed together in a single file and their coordinates within the image file are referenced using a language such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or JavaScript, amongst others.

  2. In animation, an image sprite can be used to create a variety of animations; infinitely looping animations, banner animations and game animations, to name a few.

    The various states or frames of the animations are placed in a grid-like formation, and their specific coordinates are referenced for both sequential and non-sequential animation purposes.

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