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Flash may refer to:

In technology:

  • Flash (photography), instantaneous illumination for picture taking
  • Xenon flash lamp, a lamp designed to produce intense white light for very short durations
  • Adobe Flash (previously called Shockwave Flash and Macromedia Flash), multimedia software
  • Flash Video, a container file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player
  • Hook flash, a telephone function
  • FLASH, acronym for Free Electron LASer of Hamburg
  • Flash memory, a form of non-volatile computer memory
  • USB flash drive
  • FLASH MRI, a basic measuring principle for rapid magnetic resonance imaging
  • Flash (manufacturing), an excess material attached to a molded product along a parting line

In media:

In other uses:

See also

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Flash is a must for understanding how animations, games are created. It is user friendly.


Flash is a video format on the Internet, which is called "animation". Flash can also be a software, called "Adobe Flash", which is a Flash animation creator and editor.

Flash (animation) is an environment originally created to provide a means of displaying vector based graphics, multimedia, and animations but has recently been taken up by game developers to create web based games (i.e. games that can be played in a web browser).

Flash (Adobe Flash) uses the programming language ActionScript to add interactive elements to it.

The Flash we can see on the Internet is mainly FLV or SWF. FLV is short for "Flash Video". FLV can be embedded into a Flash video player, which is a SWF file. So to add FLV to web page, just export the FLV to a web-based Flash video player and embed the Flash video player to web page. Flash video player can be created with Adobe Flash with ActionScript. Another software product called Moyea Web Player on playerdiy.com offers easier solutions to make Flash video player with no ActionScript needed.

Flash is used to create television content, such as some animated programs on Comedy Central. The strength for this is in the library system used by Flash to store elements that are reused. For animated characters this may include storing front, three-quarter and side views of characters, facial expressions for each, and walk cycles.

Flash is also extensively used in rich-internet applications. It can present information from data bases and streamline multi-page operations into on page interactions such as hotel reservations and shopping carts.


Flash Introduction 1 Drawing with the simple vector portion of Flash, necessary knowledge. Converting drawings into movie clips and the uses of movie clips compared to other formats. Creating a simple hello world function.

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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also flash





Proper noun




  1. (computing) A popular multimedia platform, most often used for adding animation and interactivity to webpages.

Usage notes

  • This term is a trademark of Adobe Systems Inc.


  • Anagrams of afhls
  • halfs

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Box artwork for Flash.
Developer(s) Loriciels
Publisher(s) Loriciels
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action
System(s) Amstrad CPC
Mode(s) Single player
For the web-based media player, see Adobe Flash.

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Adobe Flash

Developer Adobe Systems
Operating System Mac OS, Microsoft Windows
Latest version Adobe Flash 9
First release 1996
Use Multimedia Content Creator
License Proprietary
Website Official Website

Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash; originally FutureSplash Animator), or simply Flash is a program used to develope flash games. Sites such as Miniclip provides flash games made with Adobe Flash.

Since its introduction in 1996, Flash technology has become a popular method for adding animation and interactivity to web pages; several software products, systems, and devices are able to create or display Flash. Flash is commonly used to create animation, advertisements, various web-page components, to integrate video into web pages, and more recently, to develop rich Internet applications.

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