Avatar is the incarnation or incarnated manifestation of a Hindu deity, a theory both characteristic of Vishnuism and marking a new epoch in the religious development of India.
Recently, the term avatar has been used to signify "an interactive representation of a human in a virtual reality environment", that is, an online persona used in computer gaming or internet communities.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is also the title of an animated television series which airs on Nickelodeon.
Avatar is the name of a film by James Cameron released in 2009. It has the highest unadjusted domestic and worldwide box office grosses of any film released.