pseudonym

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pseudonym a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When movie directors do not want their names to be seen in the credits, they use the pseudonym "Allen Smithee" instead. It has been used over 50 times, starting with "Death of a Gunfighter" (1969).
    • n Pseudonym A fictitious name assumed for the time, as by an author; a pen name; an alias.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pseudonym A false name; especially, a fictitious name assumed by an author in order to conceal or veil his identity.
    • n pseudonym In natural history, the vernacular name of a species or other group of animals or plants, as distinguished from its tenable technical name: thus, robin is the pseudonym of Turdus migratorius.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Pseudonym a fictitious name assumed, as by an author
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Quotations

  • Anatole France
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    “No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.”
  • Anatole France
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    “The pseudonym for God when He did not want to sign.”
  • Anatole France
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    “Chance is the pseudonym God uses when He does not want to sign His name.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. pseudonyme,. See Pseudonymous
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pseudēs, false.

Usage

In literature:

There, too, Charles F. Browne began to make his pseudonym of Artemus Ward known, and helped found the school of American humor.
"Stories Of Ohio 1897" by William Dean Howells
Yet a third oddity must be commemorated; but in this case it is desirable to use a pseudonym.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell
This contains thousands of pseudonyms of all nations and all ages.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
Walsh, the famous "Stonehenge," was editor of the paper then, and he stuck for a while at the pseudonym which Halford chose.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
It's a pseudonym I have to use.
"That Sweet Little Old Lady" by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
To fit him with an appropriate pseudonym would be impossible.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
The name Tradescant is, however, neither Flemish nor Dutch, and seems to me much more like an assumed English pseudonyme.
"Notes and Queries, Number 81, May 17, 1851" by Various
I sometimes contribute articles of this kind, under a pseudonym, to a London evening paper.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
The pseudonym shows imagination.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Mary's first thought was for a pseudonym.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
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In poetry:

'Twas well enough, whilst ill at ease,
To parley with each passing whim,
Which, though accredited to please,
Was pleasure's pseudonym.
"Free" by Alfred Austin
Time and Imagination—what are they?
They are, my dear, the pseudonyms of Change,
The smooth, indifferent author of our play,
Master of both the common and the strange.
"The Attic" by Henri Coulette

In news:

Nakoula apparently used a series of pseudonyms in his dealings with other people — including fellow backers and some of the actors — as the movie was produced in the summer of 2011 in the remote hills of Los Angeles County.
Sandusky judge denies accusers' bid for pseudonyms.
Dan Snaith is best known under his pseudonym Caribou , where he makes deeply emotional, smartly crafted electronic music.
Last November, VanMeveren released the Christian fiction novel "The Sacred Path," under the pseudonym Rick Cassian.
The blog tells the story of Ohio teacher Carol Ann Eastman, who under the pseudonym.
Since Nicholaus Almqvist can be found listed under the pseudonym Randy Fitzsimmons in the archives of STIM (the Swedish equivalent of the Performing Right Society) many believe Fitzsimmons is 'fictional'.
You list four singles Paul Simon made for Amy Records, issued as by Tico and the Triumphs, but with writing and production credit to Jerry Landis, another of Simon's pseudonyms.
If I made this poor excuse for a movie, I would use a pseudonym, too.
Why Are Women Writers Still Stuck Behind Pseudonyms.
Banks is Paul Banks' third solo album and the first not released under the pseudonym Julian Plenti.
Two weeks after the World Trade Center was destroyed, Lisa Miller (a pseudonym) began experiencing intense anxiety symptoms.
Under the pseudonym ZDoggMD, he uses puns, props and parody to make online videos that simultaneously celebrate and skewer the health care industry.
Casting further doubt on the filmmaker's identity, The Atlantic quoted Klein as saying Sam Bacile is a pseudonym and "he did not know Bacile's real name".
SciFi Authors Use Male Pseudonyms So Nerds Don't Feel 'Excluded.
In any case, the California woman — who goes by the pseudonym Natalie Dylan — has created an online sensation.
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In science:

All names are gender-indicative pseudonyms. †† The weight goes up like the cube of the scaling factor (X8), but the strength of the dowel-legs only goes up by the cross-sectional area of the dowel, which scales like the square of the scaling factor (X4).
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
In default of observable pseudonyms, linkability is, though conditionally, still ensured (due to identifiability).
A Revised Classification of Anonymity
The use of initially unlinkable pseudonyms, per se, is not sufficient to ensure (linkable) forfeitable anonymity.
A Revised Classification of Anonymity
D. Chaum, "Showing credentials without identification: Signatures transferred between unconditionally unlinkable pseudonyms", Advances in Cryptology — EUROCRYPT ’85, LNCS, vol. 219, pp. 241–244, Springer-Verlag, 1986.
A Revised Classification of Anonymity
In literal text, a name means persons and personas (including pseudonyms), organizations, corporate, and government bodies and families, or any entity such as ”Social Network” or like the literal text of ”Superficial Method for Extracting Social Networks for Academics using Web Snippets” .
Simple Search Engine Model: Adaptive Properties for Doubleton
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