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Noun: nonce  nón(t)s
  1. The present occasion
    "for the nonce";
    - time being
  2. (cryptography) a number used once to sign an encrypted communication, e.g. a newly generated random number used to ensure that old communications cannot be reused in replay attacks
  3. [Brit] (informal) a paedophile
  4. [Brit] (informal) a stupid or worthless person

Derived forms: nonces

Type of: nowadays, present

Encyclopedia: Nonce