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Multiple Meanings
avatar — as in:  her avatar in cyberspace

The word avatar 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
avatar — as in:  an avatar of the god, Vishnu

Many avatars of Vishnu appear in Hindu literature.
an earthly manifestation of one of the Hindu gods in human or animal form

Avatar is commonly used as a proper noun for titles of films, books, television shows, computer games, songs, and band names.
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