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Dictionary Definition

adversary n : someone who offers opposition [syn: antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister] [ant: agonist]

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English

Etymology

Pronunciation

  • /ædvəsɛɹiː/

Noun

Translations

opponent

Extensive Definition

Adversary may refer to:
in religion:
  • Satan, whose name means adversary in the Hebrew language.
In computer science:
  • Adversary (cryptography), malicious entity in cryptography whose aim is to prevent the users of the cryptosystem from achieving their goal.
  • Adversary (online algorithm), the adversary model is used in online algorithms in order to show competitiveness of randomized algorithms.
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