pseudonymity

noun
pseu·​do·​nym·​i·​ty | \ ˌsü-də-ˈni-mə-tē How to pronounce pseudonymity (audio) \

Definition of pseudonymity

: 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 As the Mercury Protocol folks explain: While all transactions on the blockchain are public, users are protected through pseudonymity because nothing on the blockchain associates their real identity with their Ethereum account ... Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Mark Cuban’s New Blockchain Project: The Future of Social Media and Messaging?," 24 Aug. 2017 But with the site’s pseudonymity have come other byproducts. Mike Isaac, New York Times, "Reddit Steps Up Anti-Harassment Measures With New Blocking Tool," 6 Apr. 2016 Joe Walther, a behavioral scientist who studies online communication, notes that pseudonymity is vital in support groups because people need to develop trust in each other, yet do not want their private concerns to be revealed to the world at large. Judith S. Donath, WIRED, "We Need Online Alter Egos Now More Than Ever," 25 Apr. 2014

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First Known Use of pseudonymity

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Pseudonymity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudonymity. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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