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a·non·y·mous

 (ə-nŏn′ə-məs)
adj.
1. Having an unknown or unacknowledged name: an anonymous author.
2. Having an unknown or withheld authorship or agency: an anonymous letter.
3. Having no distinctive character or recognition factor: "They were carried over a bridge above an anonymous parade of shops" (Elizabeth Speller).

[From Late Latin anōnymus, from Greek anōnumos, nameless : an-, without; see a-1 + onuma, name (influenced by earlier nōnumnos, nameless); see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

a·non′y·mous·ly adv.
a·non′y·mous·ness n.
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Translations
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