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The name of another person which has been assumed by the actual author of a work; (more generally) any name assumed by someone; a pseudonym, an alias. Also (occasionally): a book purporting to be by someone other than its actual author.
Mid 19th century. From allo- + -onym, probably after French allonyme.
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