Authors - Ologies & -Isms Definition
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allonymity 1. an author’s use of a name belonging to another, especially to a well-known person. 2. the state or quality, in a name, of being an allonym. allonymy a name of one person used by another, such as a writer using the name of someone other than himself for concealment of identity or other purpose. Cf. pseudonym. —allonymous, adj. pseudandry the use by a female writer of a male pseudonym. —pseudandrous, adj. pseudogyny the use by a male writer of a female pseudonym. —pseudogynous, adj. pseudonym a nom de plume or fictitious name, especially one used by an author to conceal his identity. Cf. allonymy. —pseudonymous, adj. pseudonymity 1. use of a pseudonym by an author to conceal his identity. 2. the state or quality of being pseudonymous. typomania an obsession with the expectation of publication.