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anonymity

 [an″o-nim´ĭ-te]
protection of the subjects in a research study so that their identity cannot be linked with their individual responses, even by the researcher; see also confidentiality.

a·no·n·ym·i·ty

(an'ŏ-nim'i-tē)
Protection of participants in a study or report so that even the researchers or authors cannot link specific respondents with the information provided.
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Giancarlo De Vivo (2000, 2010) notices a pamphlet entitled Considerations on the Importation of Foreign Corn written by an anonymous author in 1814.
Barbara Weissberger has rightly drawn our attention to the similarities between Juan de Mena's fear of female corruption of the fundamental values of the kingdom (as expressed in Laberinto de Fortuna) and the misogyny of the anonymous author of Carajicomedia.
The anonymous author says: "People have been telling me that there was a beach under 'The Gravelly Hill Interchange' for years, and I seem to remember reading a newspaper article about it.
In Becky Akers' article "That Significant, Sensational Signing," the so-called anonymous author of "The Price They Paid," a dramatic but fictional account of the turmoil and tragedy that the British visited upon the Founders after they signed the Declaration of Independence, is the well-known radio commentator, Paul Harvey.
In the editorial "The Trolley and its Numerous Failings," the anonymous author writes, "While the modern railroad has achieved almost perfection in its comforts and conveniences, the modern trolley distinctly fails in nearly everything in which it ought to be complete.
The blog, by an anonymous author, listed the names and workplaces of univer= sity professors who it accused of "publicly and politically" supporting Isr= ael.
Work had just started on conversion of nearly 870,000 cards from the author and anonymous author catalogue which will result in about 600,000 records to be added to BN-Opale Plus.
Ironies of time, power, and love are discussed, as are the insights and interpretations of classic authors: Augustine, Dante, Shakespeare, Tolkien, Mauriac, Milton, Herbert, Hopkins, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, and the anonymous author of the medieval poem "Pearl", among others.
TO mark National Veterans' Day today, an anonymous author sent in this poem.
The anonymous author behind Twenty Major, who is a professional writer, says his inspiration includes Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, author Tom Sharpe and Flann O'Brien, whose pen name is Myles na gCopaleen.
Such a design would combine both linguistic- and behavioral-based concepts in an attempt to not only assess the possibility of a threatened action being undertaken but also assist in the identification of the anonymous author.