anonymity


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 told) , said the White House took the threat very seriously.
the anonymity of city streets (=you do not know anyone, and no one knows you)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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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 [ ,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

  • anonymity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1820 1. the quality or state of being anonymous 2. one that is anonymous …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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