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ˌæn əˈnɪm ɪ tianonymi·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anonymity, namelessnessnoun

    the state of being anonymous

Wiktionary

  1. anonymitynoun

    The quality or state of being anonymous; anonymousness.

  2. anonymitynoun

    That which is anonymous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anonymitynoun

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

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  1. Anonymity

    Anonymity is derived from the Greek word ἀνωνυμία, anonymia, meaning "without a name" or "namelessness". In colloquial use, anonymity typically refers to the state of an individual's personal identity, or personally identifiable information, being publicly unknown. There are various situations in which a person might choose to withhold their identity. Acts of charity have been performed anonymously when benefactors do not wish to be acknowledged. A person who feels threatened might attempt to mitigate that threat through anonymity. A witness to a crime might seek to avoid retribution, for example, by anonymously calling a crime tipline. Criminals might proceed anonymously to conceal their participation in a crime. Anonymity may also be created unintentionally, through the loss of identifying information due to the passage of time or a destructive event. In certain situations, it is illegal to remain anonymous. In the United States, 24 states have “Stop and identify” statutes that requires persons detained to self identify when requested by a law enforcement officer. The term "anonymous message" typically refers to a message that does not carry any information about its sender and its intended recipient. It is therefore unclear if multiple such messages have been sent by the same sender or if they have the same intended recipient.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anonymity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anonymity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of anonymity in a Sentence

  1. Nathaniel Gleicher:

    I would say anonymity is an essential component of public debate, as we work on combating bad behaviors and bad actors in this way, we're continually thinking about,' What are the consequences that this could have for advocates ?' and' How do we ensure that we're focused on the harmful actors and that we're not putting barriers in place that prevent advocates from engaging ?'.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    In trying to be perfect, he perfected the art of anonymity.

  3. The Republican:

    I know that youve overruled my request for a closed-door subpoena [of the whistleblower], ido think its important you put in to record the basis on which you continue to assert this absolute right to anonymity of the whistleblower.

  4. White House:

    President Trumphas invited a bipartisan group of moderate House members to the White House on Wednesdayto discuss a host of issues, including tax reform, infrastructure and health care, according to a congressional source familiar with the meeting. The meeting may also include a discussion of the path forward for ‘DREAMers,’ undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, the source said, asking for anonymity to discuss a meeting that had not been publicly announced. Trump last week canceledformer president Obama’spolicy of protecting DREAMersfrom deportation andset a six-month deadline for Congress to pass legislationto preserve their legal status. As of Tuesday morning,four Republican and eight Democratic House members were confirmed for the meeting, including members of the bipartisan ‘Problem Solvers’ caucus and the centrist Democrat Blue Dog Coalition, according to another congressional source familiar with the meeting.

  5. The New York Times:

    Chris Cuomo has regularly spoken with Governor Cuomo by telephone over the past week and advised his brother to resign, said two people who requested anonymity to describe sensitive private conversations, the anchor concluded last week that his brother could not survive the political maelstrom, as the governor’s longtime allies abandoned him and support in the Democratic establishment dwindled, the people said.

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