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What is an "avatar?" For those just starting out....it is just a very small .gif file with animation, picture, something to display. People have even upload a picture of themselves as a small .gif file.





Main Entry: av·a·tar

Pronunciation: 'a-v&-"tär

Function: noun

Etymology: Sanskrit avatAra descent, from avatarati he descends, from ava- away + tarati he crosses over -- more at UKASE, THROUGH

Date: 1784


1 : the incarnation of a Hindu deity (as Vishnu)


2 a : an incarnation in human form b : an embodiment (as of a concept or philosophy) often in a person


3 : a variant phase or version of a continuing basic entity




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Apparently if you search for Avatar on the web you will find lots of ones to choose from.

Regards, Nick


Charleston, SC LongEZ, N29TM, 2400 hrs


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