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— as in: her avatar in cyberspace
was selected to describe the manifestation of a player in a computer’s virtual world because it described a similar concept—the manifestation of a Hindu god on earth.
a digital representation of a computer-user in a multi-user virtual reality site
— as in: an avatar of the god, Vishnu
of Vishnu appear in Hindu literature.
an earthly manifestation of one of the Hindu gods in human or animal form
is commonly used as a proper noun for titles of films, books, television shows, computer games, songs, and band names.
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