What does anonymity mean?

Definitions for anonymity
ˌæn əˈnɪm ɪ tianonymi·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anonymity, namelessness(noun)

    the state of being anonymous

Wiktionary

  1. anonymity(Noun)

    The quality or state of being anonymous; anonymousness.

  2. anonymity(Noun)

    That which is anonymous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anonymity(noun)

    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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Numerology

  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. Erik Pevernagie:

    As anonymity and indifference can evaporate the spirit of complicity between people, just a bit of a chat can bring some shining light in a cloudy climate. ( "Un brin de causette svp" ) .

  2. Alexia Brue:

    There’s something about not wanting to sweat in front of clients, we ride in the dark so there’s a sense of anonymity.

  3. Perry Stimpson:

    My dismissal has been a very public affair, senior management -- responsible for a lack of controls -- have been afforded complete anonymity. I would see that as unfair.

  4. The FBI:

    The perceived anonymity of the Internet will not serve as a shield for espousing violence.

  5. Andrew Bakaj:

    The call to have my client's identity disclosed will fundamentally harm a process that took decades to build. By extension, it will adversely impact Congressional oversight. These consequences, I fear, will be long-lasting, if Congress and others do not protect my client's anonymity -- which my client is afforded to by law -- not only does it jeopardize their safety, but it jeopardizes an entire system that took decades to build. It will destroy effective Congressional oversight for years to come. This is what is at stake. It is time for Members of Congress and our government leaders to internalize this fact.

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