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    Very Nice but I think I'll keep mine B) It annoys people

    I was thinking the other day (yes thinking ) What does Avatar actually mean??

    So I thought I'd find my dictionary.........could'nt find one of them so got my book of words

    Avatar:- appearance of a Hindu god inhuman form.......:-2:-person who seems to embody a quality or idea....

    So why the feck do we call them Avatars????

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    Avatar:- appearance of a Hindu god inhuman form.......:-2:-person who seems to embody a quality or idea....

    So why the feck do we call them Avatars???? 
    You are right JONNO

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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.



    The Random House dictionary describes an avatar as:

    "An embodiment or concrete manifestation as of a principle attitude, way of life, or the like."


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    So I guess an avatar is a physical representation of something we otherwise couldn't see.

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    Originally posted by sharedholder@7 August 2003 - 11:32
    Avatar:- appearance of a Hindu god inhuman form.......:-2:-person who seems to embody a quality or idea....

    So why the feck do we call them Avatars????*
    You are right JONNO
    I know I'm right I'm always right B)

    Hehe, Weird tho ain't it, so we need to ask the question "Why do we call them Avatars??"


    Come on guys, someone must know

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    Originally posted by titey@7 August 2003 - 11:34


    3) A display



    Ah!! Ha!!.........There it is

    Thanks Titey......you smart assed poo head

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    An avatar is a sort god like incarnation of something!

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    Originally posted by nigel123@7 August 2003 - 11:38
    An avatar is a sort god like incarnation of something!
    Nigel!.......You just up?? Read up man

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    its an acronim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.asp?...&Acronym=avatar

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    Yes. I saw i missed titey's explanation

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