pseu·​do·​nym·​i·​ty ˌsü-də-ˈni-mə-tē How to pronounce pseudonymity (audio)
: the use of a pseudonym
also : the fact or state of being signed with a pseudonym

Examples of pseudonymity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whose Space Is This? Online anonymity and pseudonymity have survived accusations of ruining the internet for as long as people have been logging on; they have been abused by bad actors. New York Times, 31 July 2021 However, pseudonymity can be abused. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 9 Oct. 2014 The privacy standard in most public blockchains is based on pseudonymity, which can be easily pierced to track user activity and balance. Jai Ramaswamy, Fortune, 28 Oct. 2022 While the centrality of identity has raised the personal stakes for users of popular social networks, people using anonymity and pseudonymity nefariously have provided cover for the platforms themselves. New York Times, 31 July 2021 But digital versions of fiat currencies lack the benefits Bitcoin and other crypto provide in pseudonymity: freedom from government controls, and decentralization. Paul H. Jossey, National Review, 27 July 2021 The second is pseudonymity/anonymity—what's your internet presence? Michael Del Castillo, Forbes, 14 June 2021 There is no paradox around privacy in payments, but there is an imperative for practical pseudonymity. David G.w. Birch, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 But identification, unlike pseudonymity, won’t be technically burdensome. Jonathan Zittrain, The Atlantic, 7 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pseudonymity was in 1877

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“Pseudonymity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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