Meaning of avatar

av•a•tar

Pronunciation: (av'u-tär", av"u-tär'), [key]
— n.
  1. the descent of a deity to the earth in an incarnate form or some manifest shape; the incarnation of a god.
  2. an embodiment or personification, as of a principle, attitude, or view of life.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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