The amount of time it takes for the volume of an audio signal to go from zero to maximum level (e.g. an audio waveform representing a snare drum hit would feature a very fast attack, whereas that of a wave washing to shore would feature a slow attack)
To aggressively challenge a person, idea, etc., with words (particularly in newspaper headlines, because it typesets into less space than "criticize" or similar)
The first part of the sound of a note In a synthesizer envelope, the attack segment is the segment during which the envelope rises from its initial value (usually zero) to the attack level (often the maximum level for the envelope) at a rate determined by the attack time parameter
To attack a person or place means to try to hurt or damage them using physical violence. He bundled the old lady into her hallway and brutally attacked her While Haig and Foch argued, the Germans attacked Attack is also a noun. a campaign of air attacks on strategic targets Refugees had come under attack from federal troops
intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
The initial impact of a wine If not strong or flavourful, the wine is considered "feeble" "Feeble" wines are sometimes encountered among those vinified in a year where late rain just before harvest diluted desirable grape content
The initial impact of a wine If not strong or flavorful, the wine is considered "feeble" "Feeble" wines are sometimes encountered among those vinified in a year where late rain just before harvest diluted desirable grape content
the initial offensive action made by extending the sword arm and continuously threatening the valid target of the opponent
a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase an offensive move in a sport or game; "they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"
begin to injure; "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal"
In audio terms, the beginning of a sound What type of attack a sound has is determined by the sound's attack time, or how long it takes for the volume of the sound to go from silence to maximum level It is critical to consider the attack time of sounds when applying processing Compression, gating, and other types of processors can destroy a sound's attack, changing the character and quality of the audio Reverbs can also be affected by attack time; careful use of a 'verb's predelay parameter will allow you to optimize the reverb for different types of attacks
An attempt to subvert or bypass a system's security, which may or may not be successful Attacks may be active or passive An active attack attempts to alter or destroy data A passive attack attempts to intercept and read data without altering it See also: Brute Force attack Ciphertext-only attack Denial of Service Hijacking Known-plaintext attack NFS and NIS attacks Password attacks Password sniffing
attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
Either a successful or unsuccessful attempt at breaking part or all of a cryptosystem See also algebraic attack, birthday attack, brute force attack, chosen ciphertext attack, chosen plaintext attack, differential cryptanalysis, known plaintext attack, linear cryptanalysis, middle person attack
take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack"
To begin to affect; to begin to act upon, injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste
to move with a threat e g so that an opponent's piece may be taken; more generally, to move pieces towards e g the king's side in the hope of mate Also used to describe some opening systems initiated by White, e g King's Indian Attack
set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task; "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
To assail with unfriendly speech or writing; to begin a controversy with; to attempt to overthrow or bring into disrepute, by criticism or satire; to censure; as, to attack a man, or his opinions, in a pamphlet
the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent); "the film was sensitive to attack by acids"; "open to attack by the elements"
An attempt to cause damage or injury to, or to somehow detract from the worth or credibility of a person, position, idea, object, or thing, by physical, verbal, emotional, or other assault
A parameter that sets the speed at which an envelope or dynamics processor starts With an envelope, Attack sets the speed at which the enveloped setting travels from 0 to its nominal value In a dynamics processor, it sets the speed at which the processor starts working
In games such as football, when one team attacks the opponent's goal, they try to score a goal. Now the US is controlling the ball and attacking the opponent's goal The goal was just reward for Villa's decision to attack constantly in the second half. Attack is also a noun. Lee was at the hub of some incisive attacks in the second half
If you attack a person, belief, idea, or act, you criticize them strongly. He publicly attacked the people who've been calling for secret ballot nominations A newspaper ran an editorial attacking him for being a showman. Attack is also a noun. The role of the state as a prime mover in planning social change has been under attack The committee yesterday launched a scathing attack on British business for failing to invest
launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week
an initial offensive action made by extending the sword arm and continuously threatening the opponent's target
The beginning of corrosive, decomposing, or destructive action, by a chemical agent
the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
Either a successful or unsuccessful attempt at breaking part or all of a cryptosystem See algebraic attack, birthday attack, brute force attack, chosen ciphertext attack, chosen plaintext attack, differential cryptanalysis, known plaintext attack, linear cryptanalysis, middleperson attack
An attempt to bypass security controls on a computer The attack may alter, release, or deny data Whether an attack will succeed depends on the vulnerability of the computer system and the effectiveness of existing countermeasures
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