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anonymize Line breaks: an¦onym|ize
Pronunciation: /əˈnɒnɪmʌɪz/
(also anonymise)

Definition of anonymize in English:


[with object] (usually as adjective anonymized)
Remove identifying particulars or details from (something, especially medical test results) for statistical or other purposes: anonymized testing of routine blood samples
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  • We did an observational study of changes in prescribing costs between two financial years using anonymised data from all general practices in Trent.
  • We used anonymised statistical abstracts of hospital records that were linked to data from death certificates in the former Oxford health region from 1963 to 1998.
  • We used anonymised data from the UK General Practice Research Database.



Example sentences
  • Privacy ultimately is about an individual's ability to control personally identifying information, and anonymization alone can never facilitate this.
  • The power can only be used where gaining consent or anonymization are not reasonably practicable options.
  • The way serious people protect their web-searching privacy is through anonymization.


1970s: from anonymous + -ize.

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