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    Is it correct the definition given for 'Avatar'?

    Hi teachers,
    Is this a correct definition?
    'Avatar' an online image of somebody in virtual reality: an image used to representsomebody in cyberspace.
    Will the first part apply to the tittle of the movie too?

    Thanks in advance.


    Last edited by learning54; 13-Jun-2012 at 08:12.

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    Re: Is it correct the definition given for 'Avatar'?

    avatar - WordReference.com Dictionary of English

    Now, what would you say?

    Greetings,

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Is it correct the definition given for 'Avatar'?

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    avatar - WordReference.com Dictionary of English

    Now, what would you say?

    Greetings,

    charliedeut
    Hi,
    I was even more confused, but then I found this explanation which I think fits with my question.
    Do you agree?

    In the past decade, the term "avatar" has entered the popular lexicon as a reference to player characters in virtual worlds, or MMOGs. The term distinguishes the human player interacting in front of the screen from the personified character within the screen. The meaning of the term in this context was orginally coined by author Neal Stephenson in his 1992 cyberpunk novel, Snow Crash. "Avatar" in this sense referred to the virtual identities of individuals who "jacked in" to the "Metaverse," a three-dimensional virtual world. Many liken the Metaverse to certain virtual worlds of today, especially one in particular, Second Life, where the term is also used.

    In web forums, the image above a poster's name (usually chosen by the poster him/herself) is called an avater.

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    Re: Is it correct the definition given for 'Avatar'?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    In web forums, the image above a poster's name (usually chosen by the poster him/herself) is called an avatar.
    That's the term we use- your avatar is some trees in blossom.

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