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English definition of “adversarial”

adversarial

adjective     /ˌædvəˈseəriəl/
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 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 legal process in which lawyers present facts for and against someone who is accused of a crime : an adversarial system / process → Compare inquisitorial
(Definition of adversarial adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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