pseu·​don·​y·​mous | \ sü-ˈdä-nə-məs How to pronounce pseudonymous (audio) \

Definition of pseudonymous

: bearing or using a fictitious name a pseudonymous report also : being a pseudonym

Other Words from pseudonymous

pseudonymously adverb
pseudonymousness noun

Examples of pseudonymous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The crypto world loves to embrace larger-than-life heroes like Satoshi, Bitcoin’s pseudonymous founder, and Changpeng Zhao, maverick CEO of giant trading exchange Binance. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 1 Aug. 2022 Warrants showed that police used an extensive network of city surveillance cameras and information on pseudonymous Facebook accounts to identify all of the people believed to be involved in the shooting. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 29 June 2022 That’s not the case with pseudonymous DeFi (though a handful of startups are working on inter-wallet messaging solutions, none of which Solend used). Danny Nelson, Fortune, 28 June 2022 It was coined by a pseudonymous fan-fiction writer who was trying to explain the origin of an ongoing conflict between copyright holders and the amateurs who were appropriating from their work to make new stories. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 30 May 2022 But on today’s Internet the term could describe content across every field, from the unmarked ads on an influencer’s Instagram page to pseudonymous pop music designed to game the Spotify algorithm. The New Yorker, 4 June 2022 CoinDesk’s editorial policy gives great weight to the crypto-community value of privacy and therefore requires an overwhelming public interest before revealing the individuals behind pseudonymous blockchain addresses or internet handles. Danny Nelson, Fortune, 1 June 2022 Madden, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 as coach of the Oakland Raiders, died at 85 in December, but his legacy lives on with his pseudonymous video game. Frank Pallotta, CNN, 1 June 2022 Roe Fund Named after the pseudonymous plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, Oklahoma’s Roe Fund supports women across the state. Oscar Hartzog, Rolling Stone, 11 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pseudonymous

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pseudonymous

Greek pseudōnymos

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“Pseudonymous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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