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Definition of the noun adversary

What does adversary mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adversaries

  1. someone who offers opposition

Alternative definition of the noun adversary


  1. An opponent or rival.


The Adversary is a fictional character, a demonic supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe.


"Adversary" is a musical EP of Kristallnacht.

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  1. Adversary is a musical group.
    • members:
    • albums: "The Winter’s Harvest", "We Must Be in Hell", "Forsaken", "Lord of Chaos"
  2. Adversary is a musical group.
    • album: "Singularity"
  3. Adversary is a musical group.
    • album: "Remains of an Art Forgotten"


  1. Adversary: In cryptography, an adversary is a malicious entity whose aim is to prevent the users of the cryptosystem from achieving their goal. An adversary's efforts might take the form of attempting to discover secret data, corrupting some of the data in the system, spoofing the identity of a message sender or receiver, or forcing system downtime.
  2. Adversary a.k.a. Adversary model: In computer science, an online algorithm measures its competitiveness against different adversary models. For deterministic algorithms, the adversary is the same, the adaptive offline adversary. For randomized online algorithms competitiveness can depend upon the adversary model used.

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Google previewPseudorandomness and Cryptographic Applications (1996)

by Michael George Luby, Michael Luby

A uniform adversary is a function ensemble that can be computed by a TM or a randomized TM, whereas a non-uniform adversary is a function ensemble that can be computed by a circuit family. Definition (circuit family): A circuit family A is a ...

Google previewCryptographic Protocol (2012)

Security Analysis Based on Trusted Freshness by Ling Dong, Kefei Chen

An adversary is an unauthorized “third” party in a communication ...

Google previewAspects of Network and Information Security (2008)

by Evangelos Kranakis, Evgueni A. Haroutunian, Elisa Shahbazian

They demonstrated that a necessary and sufficient condition for private communication secure against a t-bounded passive adversary is that the directed hypergraph is strongly 1-connected and weakly (t + 1)-connected. They also considered ...

Google previewAdvances in Cryptology — EUROCRYPT ’96 (2003)

International Conference on the Theory and Application of Cryptographic Techniques Saragossa, Spain, May 12–16, 1996 Proceedings by Ueli Maurer

A Halting Adversary is an eavesdropping adversary that may also cause corrupted players to stop sending messages during the execution of the protocol (e.g., by crashing or disconnecting a machine). - A Malicious Adversary is an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cryptography and Security (2014)

by Henk C.A. van Tilborg, Sushil Jajodia

Statistically secure steganography: The adversary is an arbitrary, unbounded algorithm and has only negligible advantage (in n). Computationally secure steganography: The adversary is an arbitrary probabilistic, polynomial-time computable ...

Google previewCulture Wars (1992)

The Struggle To Control The Family, Art, Education, Law, And Politics In America by James Davison Hunter

The “latent functionality,” as sociologists would say, of standing against such an adversary is the ritual reaffirmation of the community's identity in the face of what may be a far greater adversary, its own internal moral disintegration. In the past ...

Google previewA Concordance and Dictionary to the Sacred Scriptures (1846)

Both of the Old and New Testaments; Arranged in Alphabetical Order, and Designed for the Use of the Readers of the Word of God by Robert Hawker (D.D.)

ADVERSARY. This is a general name applied to all persons in common who have a controversy, or are at variance with each other. Thus the Lord saith to Israel, / will be an adversary to thine adversaries, Exod. xxiii. 22. And the prophet ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Jed often costs the adversary a piece; and when to the origin of the game at chrsi, we ass a pawn or any other advantage is gained, without in the dark. Though it came to ui ft sa v endangering the loss of the move, the player, racens, it is not ...

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Without an adversary prowess shrivels. We see how great and efficient it really is only when it shows by endurance what it is capable of. (Seneca)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4E1R1S1A1R1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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