third party

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n third party a political party organized in opposition to the major parties in a two-party system
    • n third party someone other than the principals who are involved in a transaction
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Usage

In literature:

The blue-hatted men walked together; the red hats formed another party; the yellow hats a third; and so on.
"The Chauffeur and the Chaperon" by C. N. Williamson
The third party I commanded myself.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
A third party now appeared from the cave; although not in canonicals, his dress indicated his profession of a priest.
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
The confusion of ideas comes in when there intervenes a third party between these two classes of laborers.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
I suppose it would require a third party to answer that question truly.
"Shifting Winds" by R.M. Ballantyne
Just then a peculiar hiss was heard behind them, and the captain, looking back, observed that a third party had come upon the scene.
"The Golden Dream" by R.M. Ballantyne
A third party trailed respectfully in their rear.
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
The party was a third over when Trennahan approached Magdalena for the first time.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Tipping coughed behind his hand and murmured something inaudibly as his sister entered the room, followed by the third member of the party.
"A Master Of Craft" by W. W. Jacobs
The conch shell lured the third crew ashore, and once more the party found itself intact.
"Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise" by Louis Arundel
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In poetry:

And as the Bishop's party were searching they met a third party from Glencoe side,
Who had searched bracken and burn, and the country wide;
And sorrow was depicted in each one's face,
Because of the Rev. Mr Mackonochie they could get no trace.
"The Tragic Death of the Rev. A.H. Mackonochie" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

What America needs most is a wingnut third-party candidate.
It's believed a third party copied the video from the camera.
A comprehensive industry-specific system with no third-party add-ons, EnterpriseIQ is scalable and modular to keep businesses lean and competitive.
Various third-party programs, however, can scrub out every trace of a file or folder.
"Take This Waltz" Probes the Pitfalls of Coupledom and Third-Party Threats.
How do America's third party foreign policy platforms stack up .
But where do America's third parties stand.
The third party candidates will be going at it Tuesday night, hosted by Larry King.
Anna's Linens extends contract with Transplace for third-party logistics.
One vote for RG3, third party.
Two percent claimed they'd vote for a third party candidate while another two percent weren't sure who they plan to vote for.
Third-party conservative Virgil Goode could derail Romney in Virginia.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says problems happen when third parties sign up unregistered voters.
Lawsuit highlights difficulty of third-party involvement in debates.
Defense says machine wasn't defective, but was altered by third parties.
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In science:

In the 2-party simultaneous message passing (SMP) setting of communication complexity, two players Alice and Bob receive inputs x and y , respectively, and each sends a message to a third party, the referee.
Shared Randomness and Quantum Communication in the Multi-Party Model
The third part follows from Claim 4.1 and the same lower bound on the communication complexity of the 2-party equality problem (the k-party equality is obviously at least as hard as the 2-party version).
Shared Randomness and Quantum Communication in the Multi-Party Model
We address this problem of third-party aggregate estimation in the paper. B.
Faster Random Walks By Rewiring Online Social Networks On-The-Fly
Existing Sampling Based Solutions and Their Problems An important challenge facing third-party aggregate estimation is the lack of cooperation from online social network providers.
Faster Random Walks By Rewiring Online Social Networks On-The-Fly
There is also no available way for a third party to obtain the entire topology of the graph underlying the social network.
Faster Random Walks By Rewiring Online Social Networks On-The-Fly
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