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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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The woman agreed to anonymous publication of her award because it reveals the Tribunal framework for deciding suitable compensation.
As a genre, however, it did not gain a separate identity until it began to document future wars, beginning with the anonymous publication of The Battle of Dorking (1871) in Blackwood's magazine.
The number and variety of anonymous publications in the Renaissance afford a commanding argument for attention to them.
The main apparatus, however, is to be found in Volume X, which contains six substantial indexes: of Herder's works, of personal and other names (including works of the persons concerned), names of periodicals and anonymous publications, names of Biblical figures, names from myth and legend, and geographical names.