- anonymous ► ADJECTIVE 1) not identified by name; of unknown identity. 2) lacking character; featureless.DERIVATIVES anonymity noun anonymously adverb.ORIGIN Greek annumos 'nameless' .
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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 — noun (plural ties) Date: 1820 1. the quality or state of being anonymous 2. one that is anonymous … New Collegiate Dictionary