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Definition of anonymity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the state of remaining unknown to most other people Names of people in the book were changed to preserve anonymity. the anonymity of the city (= where people do not know each other) He agreed to give an interview on condition of anonymity (= if his name was not mentioned). The person donating the money insisted on complete anonymity. Anyone providing information to the police will be guaranteed anonymity.
  2. 2the state of not having any unusual or interesting features the anonymity of the hotel's decor
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: anonymity