Definition of avatar noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    avatar

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈævəˌtɑr//
     
     
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  1. 1 a picture of a person or an animal that represents a person, on a computer screen, especially in a computer game or chat room
  2. 2(in Hinduism and Buddhism) a god appearing in a physical form
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