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autonym

[aw-tuh-nim] /ˈɔ tə nɪm/
noun
1.
a person's own name.
Compare pseudonym.
2.
a book published under the real name of the author.
Origin of autonym
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; aut- + -onym
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