nonce (plural nonces)

  1. The one or single occasion; the present reson or purpose (now only in for the nonce).
    That will do for the nonce, but we"ll need a better answer for the long term.
  2. (lexicography) A nonce word.
    I had thought that the term was a nonce, but it seems like it"s been picked up by other authors.
  3. (cryptography) A datum constructed so as to be unique to a particular message in a stream, in order to prevent replay attacks.
    In this protocol we use the serial number of the message as a nonce.
  4. (British, slang) A sex offender, especially of children. Sometimes used informally to mean a stupid or worthless person.

5 letters in word "nonce": C E N N O.

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Words found within nonce:

con cone conn eco en eon ne neon no non none oe on once one