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A fictitious name, especially a pen name.
[French pseudonyme, from Greek pseudōnumon, neuter of pseudōnumos, falsely named : pseudēs, false; see pseudo- + onuma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]
pseu·don′y·mous (so͞o-dŏn′ə-məs) adj.
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1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) having or using a false or assumed name
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) writing or having been written under a pseudonym
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pseu•don•y•mous(suˈdɒn ə məs)
1. bearing a false or fictitious name.
2. writing or written under a fictitious name.
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|Adj.||1.||pseudonymous - bearing or identified by an assumed (often pen) name; "the writings of Mark Twain are pseudonymous"|
onymous - bearing a name; "articles in magazines are usually onymous"
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