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Noun: avatar  ,a-vu'taa(r)
  1. A new personification of a familiar idea
    "the very avatar of cunning";
    - embodiment, incarnation
     
  2. The manifestation of a Hindu deity (especially Vishnu) in human, superhuman or animal form
    "the Buddha is considered an avatar of the god Vishnu"
     
  3. An icon or animation to represent a participant used in Internet chat and games

Derived forms: avatars

Type of: Hindu deity, personification

Encyclopedia: Avatar, The Last Airbender