Alias meaning

ālē-əs, ālyəs
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An assumed or additional name used by a person, frequently to conceal her true identity, or such a name applied to a person by others. See also known as.
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The definition of an alias is a name different than a person’s birth name.

An example of an alias is when a person goes into the Witness Protection Program, and they have to assume a new identity with a new name so no one can find them.

An example of alias is when one refers to the Dark Knight, or otherwise known as Batman.

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An assumed name.

The swindler worked under various aliases.

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An alternate name or address, especially an e-mail address that forwards incoming e-mail to another address.
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A false signal in telecommunication links from beats between signal frequency and sampling frequency.
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Also known as; otherwise.

Johnson, alias Johns.

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(law) Used to connect the different names of a person who has gone by two or more, and whose true name is for any cause doubtful; as, Smith, alias Simpson.
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An assumed name; another name.
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Otherwise named.

Bell alias Jones.

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(1) An alternate name used for identification, such as for naming a field or a file. See CNAME record and email alias.
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An alias writ.
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Otherwise; at another time; in other circumstances; otherwise called.
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Another name; an assumed name.
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(law) A second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect.
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(online gaming) An abbreviation that replaces a string of in-game commands and thereby reduces typing when performing routine actions or tasks.
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(signal processing) An spurious signal generated as a technological artifact.
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(computing) To assign an additional name to an entity, often a more user-friendly one.
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(signal processing, of two signals) To become indistinguishable.
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Origin of alias

  • Latin aliās otherwise, at another time from feminine accusative pl. of alius other al-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin alias (“at another time; in post-Augustan period, at another time or place, elsewhere, under other circumstances, otherwise”), feminine accusative plural of alius (“other”). See else and alien.

    From Wiktionary