anonymity

[ an-uh-nim-i-tee ]
/ ˌæn əˈnɪm ɪ ti /

noun, plural an·o·nym·i·ties.

the state or quality of being anonymous.
an anonymous person: some fine poetry attributed to anonymities.

Origin of anonymity

1810–20; anonym(ous) + -ity, or < French anonymité
Related formsnon·an·o·nym·i·ty, noun
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anonymity


n.

1820; see anonym + -ity. In same sense anonymousness is recorded from 1802.

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