Definition of Nonce

1. Noun. The present occasion. "For the nonce"

Exact synonyms: Time Being
Generic synonyms: Nowadays, Present



Definition of Nonce

1. n. The one or single occasion; the present call or purpose; -- chiefly used in the phrase for the nonce.

Definition of Nonce

1. Noun. The one or single occasion; the present reason or purpose (now only in ''for the nonce''). ¹

2. Noun. (lexicography) A nonce word. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A number, usually generated randomly or from the time, used once in a cryptographic protocol, to prevent replay attacks. ¹

4. Adjective. denoting something occurring once. ¹

5. Noun. (British slang pejorative) A sex offender, ''especially'' of children; a paedophile. ¹

6. Noun. (British slang) A stupid or worthless person. ¹

7. Noun. (cryptography) A datum constructed so as to be unique to a particular message in a stream, in order to prevent replay attacks. ¹

8. Noun. (cryptography) In a security engineering context, a value used only once. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nonce

1. the present occasion [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonce

noncatastrophic
noncatchment
noncategorical
noncategorizable
noncategorized
noncatenative
noncationic
noncats
noncattle
noncausal
noncausally
noncausative
noncausatively
noncaustic
noncavitary
nonce (current term)
nonce word
nonce words
noncelebration
noncelebrations
noncelebratory
noncelebrities
noncelebrity
noncelestial
noncelibate
noncellular
noncellulose
noncellulosic
noncement
noncensored

Literary usage of Nonce

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... monster gooseberries will do for such a purpose for the nonce, or the sea- serpent. Big-wig (A). A person in authority, a "nob. ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1836)
"For the nonce, our speculation has done its worst. THE DRAMA. PARK THEATRE. — MB. REEVE. — If theatrical people are to receive commendation according to tb ..."

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