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ad·ver·sar·i·al

 (ăd′vər-sâr′ē-əl)
adj.
Relating to or characteristic of an adversary; involving antagonistic elements: "Some speakers fall almost willingly into an adversarial relationship with the audience" (Don Pfarrer).

adversarial

(ˌædvɜːˈsɛərɪəl)
adj
1. pertaining to or characterized by antagonism and conflict
2. (Law) Brit having or involving opposing parties or interests in a legal contest. US term: adversary
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adversarial

adjective
Acting against or in opposition:
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adversarial

[ˌædvɜːˈsɛərɪəl]
A. ADJ [role] → de antagonista; [relationship] → de enfrentamiento, conflictivo
B. CPD adversarial procedure Nprocedimiento m de confrontación
the adversarial system N (Jur) → el sistema acusatorio

adversarial

[ˌædvərˈsɛəriəl] adj [relationship, system] → antagonique
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The OEM executive was holding forth about how it is essential that they work with their "best partners," about how it necessitated treating them fairly, not adversarially.
Of course, the notions of security and threat perception, and of security and defence planning, are by implication adversarially defined; they are directed by the impossibility of overcoming uncertainty about the future when shaping the people, processes, and technologies for the security and defence of a nation; they are deeply-rooted human endeavours that are influenced by the political and bureaucratic preferences and values of those involved; and they are exercises in relativity--one only needs to be "good enough" to be successful, that is, better than the adversary (this is the central thesis of Gray 2014).
Finality principles would become meaningless if an adversarially determined issue were final only if the equities were against revising it.
45) But an adversarially trained, adversarially minded prosecutor is a poor substitute for a defense lawyer, whose job is to push back, or a judge, whose job is to probe skeptically the weaknesses of each side's case.
Waldron therefore urges us to recognize that the rule of law tolerates that "we argue over them adversarially, we use our sense of what is at stake in their application to license a continual process of argument back and forth, and we engage in elaborate interpretive exercises about what it means to apply them faithfully as a system to the cases that come before us" (ibid).
Acknowledging that our culture conspires against collaborative thinking by conditioning us to think adversarially, and pointing to Deborah Tannen's (1998) notion of an argument culture, Mezirow (2000) adds that "Discourse is not based on winning arguments; it centrally involves finding agreement, welcoming difference, 'trying on' other points of view, identifying the common in the contradictory, tolerating the anxiety implicit in the paradox, searching for synthesis, and reframing" (p.
44-7, allowing the sense to flow more naturally between lines 10 and 11 as Odysseus adversarially takes up his sword against the Underworld's spirits.
These efforts are combined adversarially, "so that a player's probability of winning is increasing in her or his effort but is decreasing in the efforts of all the adversaries" [10].
Diez, for his part, emphasises the existence of a decently hidden branch of Modernism polarly opposed to the received image of this movement and adversarially working within it.
For example, the expectation that women politicians will bring consensual styles to political life actually helps to strengthen the double-bind that operates against women in politics: if they behave adversarially they are seen as unfeminine, yet if they are not combative they are seen as ineffectual.
But even Alan Siporin continued to divide those groups adversarially, ignoring or failing to recognize that all us adults who bike that stretch are also drivers, many of whom drive it more than they ride it.
What we find constantly frustrating, even when we win, is why the BHA has to so aggressively and adversarially deal with these appeals.