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    What is an avatar. What does the word really mean.

    Answer in 10 words or less please.

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    The meaning of Avatar

    Longman's dictionary defines avatar as follows:

    Avatar: (n)

    1) Incarnation of Vishnu, a Hindu deity;

    2) An embodiment of a concept or philosophy


    The Oxford dictionary tells us that avatar can mean:

    1) Descent of a deity to earth in an incarnate form (i.e., as in "the fifth avatar appeared as a dwarf")

    2) A manifestation or presentation to the world (i.e., the avatar of mathematics)

    3) A display

    4) A phase


    Webster's Dictionary also calls an avatar:

    1) A manifestation or embodiment of a person, concept or philosophy.

    2) A variant phase or version of a continuing basic entity.



    So in 10 words it should be something like this:

    Small picture that has nothing to do with a forum.


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    AVATAR

    An artificial representation of somebody/thing/deity.

    also...

    A piccy used by a person who wants to appear more interesting than they actually ARE.

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