Definitions for pseudonymˈsud n ɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pseu•do•nymˈsud n ɪm(n.)

  1. a fictitious name used by an author to conceal his or her identity; pen name.

    Category: Literature

Origin of pseudonym:

1840–50; < Gk pseudṓnymon false name

pseu`do•nym′i•ty(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pseudonym, anonym, nom de guerre(noun)

    a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role

Wiktionary

  1. pseudonym(Noun)

    A fictitious name, often used by writers and movie stars.

    The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.

  2. Origin: From pseudonymous, from pseudonyme, from ψευδώνυμος, from ψευδής and ὄνυμα, from ὄνομα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pseudonym(noun)

    a fictitious name assumed for the time, as by an author; a pen name

Freebase

  1. Pseudonym

    A pseudonym is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which differs from his or her original or true name. Pseudonyms include stage names, screen names, pen names, nicknames, aliases, gamer identifications, and reign names of emperors, popes and other monarchs. Historically they have often taken the form of anagrams, Graecisms, and Latinisations, although there are many other methods of choosing a pseudonym. Pseudonyms are most usually adopted to hide an individual's real identity, as with writers' pen names, graffiti artists' tags, resistance fighters' or terrorists' noms de guerre, and computer hackers' handles. Actors, musicians, and other performers sometimes use stage names, for example, to mask their ethnic backgrounds. Employers sometimes require employees to use assigned names to help sell products: for example, a company that does business mostly in one country but locates a call center in another country may require its employees to assume names common in the former country to try to draw a more positive or less negative reaction from current and/or prospective customers. In some cases, pseudonyms are adopted because they are part of a cultural or organizational tradition: for example devotional names used by members of some religious institutes, and "cadre names" used by Communist party leaders such as Trotsky and Lenin.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pseudonym(noun)

a false name used by an author

He wrote under a pseudonym.

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