An adversary is generally considered to be a person, group, or force that opposes and/or attacks.

Other articles related to "adversary":

... attacking counterforce targets with nuclear weapons) is to disarm an adversary by destroying its nuclear weapons before they can be launched, thereby minimizing the impact of a retaliatory second ... target is distinguished from a countervalue target, which includes an adversary's population, economic, or political resources ... In other words, a counterforce strike is against an adversary's military while a countervalue strike is against an adversary's cities ...
List Of Fables Characters - Villains - The Adversary
... Albeit one that's rarely seen, the Adversary's actions are responsible for the entire premise of the comic book, in that the real Adversary masterminded ... Blue's encounter with the heavily armoured and massively imposing figure Adversary, he is shown to be a figurehead and literal puppet, with this fact and the true identity of the Empire's ... The true Adversary's identity, a spoiler, is linked here ...
Adversary Model - Common Adversaries
... The three common adversaries are the oblivious adversary, the adaptive online adversary, and the adaptive offline adversary ... The oblivious adversary is sometimes referred to as the weak adversary ... This adversary knows the algorithm's code, but does not get to know the randomized results of the algorithm ...
Adversary May Refer To - In Law
... Adversarial system, a system of law commonly used in common-law countries Adversary proceeding, proceeding used in bankruptcy processes ...
Leftover Hash Lemma
... you were a bit careless with the key, and know that an adversary was able to learn about bits of that key, but you do not know which ... leftover hash lemma tells us that we can produce a key of almost bits, over which the adversary has almost no knowledge ... Since the adversary knows all but bits, this is almost optimal ...

Famous quotes containing the word adversary:

    Compromise. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.
    Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914)

    As parents it is well to be aware of the tendency to equate energetic activity with contest. Our children’s worth does not depend on their ability to trounce one another. And surely we can find ways of frolicking and being healthy and active together in some joyful, free way that is not an adversary relationship.
    Polly Berrien Berends (20th century)

    Any historian of the literature of the modern age will take virtually for granted the adversary intention, the actually subversive intention, that characterizes modern writing—he will perceive its clear purpose of detaching the reader from the habits of thought and feeling that the larger culture imposes, of giving him a ground and a vantage point from which to judge and condemn, and perhaps revise, the culture that produces him.
    Lionel Trilling (1905–1975)