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"adversarial" in British English

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adversarialadjective

uk   /ˌæd.vəˈseə.ri.əl/  us   /-vɚˈser.i-/ formal
involvingpeopleopposing or ​disagreeing with each other: In the ​olddays of two-party adversarial ​politics, ​voting was ​easy.
(Definition of adversarial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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adversarialadjective

 us   /ˌæd·vərˈseər·i·əl/
involvingopposition or ​disagreement: Lawyers ​enjoy being adversarial.
(Definition of adversarial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"adversarial" in Business English

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adversarialadjective

uk   us   /ˌædvəˈseəriəl/
an adversarial ​activity, ​process, etc. involves arguments or disagreements between two or more ​people or ​organizations: The ​culture of ​litigation which is so ​prevalentmeans we are ​living in a much more adversarial ​environment nowadays. It is hoped that recent ​changes to the ​law will ​minimize the sometimes adversarial nature of management-labor ​relations.
LAW relating to a ​legalprocess in which ​lawyerspresent facts for and against someone who is ​accused of a ​crime: an adversarial ​system/​process
(Definition of adversarial from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adversarial”
in Chinese (Simplified) 对立的, 对抗的, 敌对的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對立的, 對抗的, 敵對的…
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