from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or state of being unknown or unacknowledged.
- n. One that is unknown or unacknowledged.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality or state of being anonymous; anonymousness.
- n. That which is anonymous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being anonymous; anonymousness; also, that which anonymous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being anonymous or without a name, or of not declaring one's name; anonymousness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being anonymous
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As David Corn observes, questioning the intent of major donors who wish to attack candidates while hiding in anonymity is hardly an enemies list.
Early next year, Global Digital Creations Holdings, a fledgling animation studio that has mostly labored in anonymity, is aiming for the big time with the worldwide release of its first 3-D feature film, "Thru the Moebius Strip," a science-fiction adventure about a determined boy's time travel to another galaxy to rescue his stranded father.
Surely though, ensuring your anonymity is your responsibility – not the reponsibility of a court.
In fact, Emma has the kind of well-developed sense of simultaneitythe wherewithal with which to deliver "gloss [es] on the word 'meanwhile'" that Anderson sees as crucial to the process of "creating that remarkable confidence of community in anonymity which is the hallmark of modern nations" (31; 40).
Personally, I like to maintain anonymity on the web.
Tens of thousands of other works languish in anonymity or auctorial obscurity.
My favorite piece was a very interesting essay by Jane Doe on anonymity for rape victims, discussing the way anonymity is presented as protection for women, because to be a woman is apparently to be endangered.
This is because he promises every client the utmost in anonymity even though he could certainly capitalize financially by using their names in his brochures and other marketing materials.
The key to protecting anonymity is to make it technically impossible -- not just contractually prohibited or difficult -- to tie an internet user to their name and address when they are not explicitly logged in.
His anonymity is part of his power and gives him the ability to operate behind the scenes without attracting much attention.
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