- adversarial ► ADJECTIVE ▪ involving or characterized by conflict or opposition.DERIVATIVES adversarially adverb.
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adversarial — UK US /ˌædvəˈseəriəl/ adjective ► an adversarial activity, process, etc. involves arguments or disagreements between two or more people or organizations: »The culture of litigation which is so prevalent means we are living in a much more… … Financial and business terms
adversarial — [ad΄vər ser′ē əl] adj. 1. of or characterized by opposition, disagreement, hostility, etc., as between adversaries 2. ADVERSARY * * * ad·ver·sar·i·al (ăd vər sârʹē əl) adj. Relating to or characteristic of an adversary; involving antagonistic… … Universalium
adversarial — ad·ver·sar·i·al /ˌad vər ser ē əl/ adj: of, relating to, or characteristic of an adversary or adversary procedures: adversary Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
adversarial — (adj.) by 1892, from ADVERSARY (Cf. adversary) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Probably coined to avoid confusion which might arise with use of adversary (adj.), which is attested from late 14c … Etymology dictionary
adversarial — [ad΄vər ser′ē əl] adj. 1. of or characterized by opposition, disagreement, hostility, etc., as between adversaries 2. ADVERSARY … English World dictionary
adversarial — [[t]æ̱dvə(r)se͟əriəl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as adversarial, you mean that it involves two or more people or organizations who are opposing each other. [FORMAL] In our country there is an adversarial relationship between… … English dictionary
adversarial — ad|ver|sa|ri|al [ˌædvə:ˈseəriəl US vərˈser ] adj an adversarial system, especially in politics and the law, is one in which two sides oppose and attack each other ▪ the adversarial nature of two party politics … Dictionary of contemporary English
adversarial — adjective an adversarial system, especially in politics and the law, is one in which two sides oppose and attack each other: the adversarial nature of two party politics … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
adversarial — ad|ver|sar|i|al [ ,ædvɜr seriəl ] adjective FORMAL involving people arguing with or opposing each other: an adversarial legal system … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
adversarial — UK [ˌædvɜː(r)ˈseərɪəl] / US [ˌædvɜrˈserɪəl] adjective formal involving people arguing with or opposing each other an adversarial legal system … English dictionary