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  1. The physical embodiment of an idea or concept; a personification.
  2. (computing) A digital representation of a person or being.
  3. (context, hinduism) The earthly incarnation of a deity, particularly Vishnu.
    Etymology: From (Skr.) àààààà (avatÄraá) via Hindustani ààààà / (URchar, Ù) (avatÄr), meaning "descent (of a deity from heaven in incarnate form)", from avatÄriti "he descends": ava- "down" and tariti "(he) crosses".

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