World English Dictionary
synthespian (ˌsɪnˈθɛspɪən)
a computer-generated image of a film actor, esp used in place of the real actor when shooting special effects or stunts
[C20: from syn(thetic) + thespian]

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synthetic thespian (computer-generated virtual actor)
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