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n. (Hindu mythology) earthly incarnation of a god, human embodiment of a deity; (Internet) online image that represents a user in chat rooms or in a virtual "space"

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In Hinduism, an avatar (; from Sanskrit   "descent") is a deliberate descent of a deity to Earth, or a descent of the Supreme Being (e.g., Vishnu for Vaishnavites), and is mostly translated into English as "incarnation", but more accurately as "appearance" or "manifestation".

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Avatar (disambiguation)
Avatar is a term used in Hinduism for a material manifestation of a deity. Other common uses include:

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Noun
1. a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning"
(synonym) embodiment, incarnation
(hypernym) personification
(hyponym) deification
2. the manifestation of a Hindu deity (especially Vishnu) in human or superhuman or animal form; "the Buddha is considered an avatar of the god Vishnu"
(hypernym) Hindu deity
(hyponym) Jagannath, Jagannatha, Jagganath, Juggernaut


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nm. avatar (Internet), online image that represents a user in chat rooms or in a virtual "space"

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nm. (Internet) online image that represents a user in chat rooms or in a virtual "space"; avatar (Hindu mythology), earthly incarnation of a god, human embodiment of a deity


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