anonymize

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verb anon·y·mize \ə-ˈnä-nə-ˌmīz\

Definition of anonymize

anonymized

;

anonymizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove identifying information from (something, such as computer data) so that the original source cannot be known :  to make (something) anonymous <There's an incredible amount of data in your travel profile. So they improved security and created a sophisticated way to anonymize data. — Dana Hawkins>

anonymization

also British

anonymisation

play \ə-ˌnä-nə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

anonymizer

also British

anonymiser

noun

Variants of anonymize

also British

anonymise

Origin and Etymology of anonymize

anonym(ous) + -ize


First Known Use: 1858


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