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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
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Use of "avatar" in this sense was first widely popularized by Neal Stephenson’s novel "Snow Crash".
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Associated words [difficulty]:   avatar [5]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Engineering, Logic & Reasoning, Religion - Christianity
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