anonymity

anonymity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1820 1. the quality or state of being anonymous 2. one that is anonymous

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  • Anonymity — An o*nym i*ty, n. The quality or state of being anonymous; anonymousness; also, that which anonymous. [R.] [1913 Webster] He rigorously insisted upon the rights of anonymity. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anonymity — (n.) 1820; see ANONYM (Cf. anonym) + ITY (Cf. ity). In same sense anonymousness is recorded from 1802 …   Etymology dictionary

  • anonymity — [an΄ə nim′ə tē] n. the condition or fact of being anonymous …   English World dictionary

  • Anonymity — This article is about identification. For anonymity in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Anonymity. For other uses, see Anonymous (disambiguation) and Anonymus (disambiguation). Anonymity is derived from the Greek word ἀνωνυμία, anonymia, meaning without… …   Wikipedia

  • anonymity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, total ▪ relative ▪ This Canadian author has chosen to live in relative anonymity on a Pacific island. VERB + ANONYMITY ▪ assure …   Collocations dictionary

  • anonymity — an|o|nym|i|ty [ˌænəˈnımıti] n [U] when other people do not know who you are or what your name is ▪ Every step will be taken to preserve your anonymity. ▪ One official, who spoke on condition of anonymity (=he would only speak if his name was not… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • anonymity — an|o|nym|i|ty [ ,ænə nıməti ] noun uncount 1. ) a situation in which the name of a person who does something such as write a book or give information is not known or is kept secret: The informant spoke on condition of anonymity (=in return for… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • anonymity — noun (U) 1 the state of not letting your name be known: Every step will be taken to preserve your anonymity. 2 the state of not having any unusual or interesting features: the drab anonymity of the city 3 the state of not showing who is involved… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • anonymity — UK [ˌænəˈnɪmətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) a situation in which the name of a person who does something such as write a book or give information is not known or is kept secret The informant spoke on condition of anonymity (= in return for his… …   English dictionary

  • anonymity — anonymous ► ADJECTIVE 1) not identified by name; of unknown identity. 2) lacking character; featureless. DERIVATIVES anonymity noun anonymously adverb. ORIGIN Greek an numos nameless …   English terms dictionary

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