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Anonymity vs. Anonymous

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Anonymitynoun

(uncountable) The quality or state of being anonymous; anonymousness. 19

Anonymousadjective

(not comparable) Lacking a name; not named, for example an animal not assigned to any species.

Anonymitynoun

(countable) That which is anonymous.

Anonymousadjective

(not comparable) Without any name acknowledged of a person responsible

‘an anonymous pamphlet; an anonymous subscription.’; ‘anonymous author’;

Anonymitynoun

The quality or state of being anonymous; anonymousness; also, that which anonymous.

‘He rigorously insisted upon the rights of anonymity.’;

Anonymousadjective

(not comparable) Of unknown name; whose name is withheld

‘an anonymous author; an anonymous benefactor.’; ‘The anonymous contributors of Wikipedia’; ‘No customer personal data will be retained unless it is rendered anonymous.’;

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Anonymitynoun

the state of being anonymous

Anonymousadjective

Lacking individuality.

‘an anonymous office block in a soulless industrial estate''’;

Anonymity

Anonymity describes situations where the acting person's identity is unknown. Some writers have argued that namelessness, though technically correct, does not capture what is more centrally at stake in contexts of anonymity.

Anonymousadjective

Nameless; of unknown name; also, of unknown or unavowed authorship; as, an anonymous benefactor; an anonymous pamphlet or letter.

Anonymousadjective

having no known name or identity or known source;

‘anonymous authors’; ‘anonymous donors’; ‘an anonymous gift’;

Anonymousadjective

not known or lacking marked individuality;

‘brown anonymous houses’; ‘anonymous bureaucrats in the Civil Service’;

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