- a political party organized to compete against the two major parties in a two-party system
- a person or, often, specif., a legal entity, in a case or matter other than the principals
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- An example of a third party is the Green Party, running alongside the Republicans and Democrats.
- An example of a third party is the neighbor who overheard a couple fighting in their home.
- of or involving a third party: a third-party candidate, third-party debt collection
- designating or of a product developed or manufactured by one vendor, and compatible with or sold along with the product of another vendor: a third-party software application
- A political party organized as opposition to the existing parties in a two-party system.
- One other than the principals involved in a transaction: I pay rent to a third party, not directly to the landlord.
(countable and uncountable, plural third parties)
- someone not directly involved in a transaction. A third entity in the Seller (first party) and Customer (second party) relationship. A Seller may employ a third party to perform specific services to augment the value of a product. For example, a manufacturer may employ a third party to pack and distribute a product. A computer manufacturer may augment their product with software from a third-party supplier.
- someone only incidentally or tangentially connected to an incident or dispute; someone other than the principals; a bystander or independent witness.
- a political party in opposition to the main parties in a two-party system
- Of or relating to a third party
- (video games) Of a video game, developed and published by an independent video game publisher or its internal development teams, as opposed to first-party.
- third-party video game
- (video games) Originating from such a video game.
- third-party character
third party - Computer Definition
A separate individual or organization other than the two principals involved. A third party is typically a company that provides an auxiliary product not supplied by the primary manufacturer to the end user (the two principals). Countless third-party add-on and plug-in products keep the computer industry advancing at a rapid pace. The third-party vendor is often the most innovative.
third party - Legal Definition
- Most PCs require a little setup before use: adding anti-virus, cleaning out the "bloatware," or useless third-party add-ons and advertisements and installing any programs you need on the computer.
- Some people may find that third-party accessories don't perform as well as their first-party counterparts, so be sure to check up on some reviews online or check to see what the return policy is like at the store of your choice.
- While a PS3 Slim comparison will reveal that the new version still provides a pair of USB ports and full 802.11b/g Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, it is missing the ability to install a third-party operating system (OS).
- Because many third-party developers shifted their focus away from Nintendo, a significant proportion of the titles found on the Nintendo 64 were either developed in-house, or by "second-party" companies like Rare.
- From creepy third-party horror games like D to in-house developed racers like Daytona USA, the Sega Saturn had a reasonable selection of games, but nowhere close to the huge library found on the Sony PlayStation.