Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Avatar may refer to any of the following:

1. Alternatively referred to as the root, admin, or administrator, an avatar is a term used to describe a superuser in a Unix environment. Once logged on, they can go anywhere and do anything.


2. Sometimes abbreviated as AV, an avatar is an icon or digital image used to represent one's self in an online discussion. For example, on the Computer Hope forum, many of the members have custom avatars. The picture is an example of the avatar or userpic we use on social networks, chat, and forums.

AV, Chat terms, Phone terms, Root