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avatar

noun [C] uk   /ˈæv.ə.tɑːr/ us    /-tɑːr/

avatar noun [C] (IMAGE)

an image that represents you in online games, chat rooms, etc. and that you can move around the screen: You can talk to other avatars with your words displayed in a cartoon bubble.

avatar noun [C] (GOD)

especially in Hinduism, a god who appears on earth as a person
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