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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  avatar
  av
  
     1.  An image representing a user in a
     multi-user virtual reality (or VR-like, in the case of
     Palace) space.
  
     2. (CMU, Tektronix) root, superuser.  There are quite a
     few Unix computers on which the name of the superuser
     account is "avatar" rather than "root".  This quirk was
     originated by a CMU hacker who disliked the term
     "superuser", and was propagated through an ex-CMU hacker at
     Tektronix.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1997-09-14)
  

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