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a·dapt·er

also a·dap·tor  (ə-dăp′tər)
n.
1. One that adapts, such as a device used to effect operative compatibility between different parts of one or more pieces of apparatus.

a•dapt•er

or a•dap•tor

(əˈdæp tər)

n.
1. one that adapts.
2. a connector for joining parts or devices having different sizes, designs, etc., enabling them to be fitted or to work together.
3. an accessory to convert a machine, tool, or part to a new or modified use.
4. Computers. expansion card.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adapter - a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performanceadapter - a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance
musician - artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
orchestrator - an arranger who writes for orchestras
2.adapter - device that enables something to be used in a way different from that for which it was intended or makes different pieces of apparatus compatibleadapter - device that enables something to be used in a way different from that for which it was intended or makes different pieces of apparatus compatible
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
Translations
adaptér
adapter
adapteri
prilagodnik
ソケットアダプタ
어댑터
adapter
ตัวแปลงไฟ
bộ biến điện

adapter

adaptor [əˈdæptəʳ] N (gen) → adaptador m (Brit) (Elec) → enchufe m múltiple, ladrón m

adapter

n
(of book etc)Bearbeiter(in) m(f)
(for connecting pipes etc) → Verbindungs- or Zwischenstück nt; (to convert machine etc) → Adapter m
(Elec) → Adapter m; (for several plugs) → Doppel-/Dreifachstecker m, → Mehrfachstecker m; (on appliance) → Zwischenstecker m

adapter

[əˈdæptəʳ] adaptor [əˈdæptəʳ] n
a. (Elec) (for several plugs) → presa multipla; (for 2-pin to 3-pin system) → adattatore m, riduttore m
b. (of novel) → chi cura un adattamento

adapter

مُـكَيِّف adaptér adapter Adapter μετασχηματιστής adaptador adapteri adaptateur prilagodnik adattatore ソケットアダプタ 어댑터 adapter adapter adapter adaptador переходник adapter ตัวแปลงไฟ adaptör bộ biến điện 适配器
References in classic literature ?
Bill was an adapter, certainly, so he was--and very well he adapted too-- considering.
For example, one non-rechargeable, zinc-air connected to a reusable interface adapter can replace up to seven BA-5590s.
The Tivoli Adapter allows customers using T/EC to pinpoint performance issues on both sides of the firewall, manage end- to- end performance and consolidate alerts into a single console for faster trouble ticketing, tracking and resolution.
Unfortunately, after building in all that redundancy, customers often use only one adapter to provide connectivity to the network and if it fails or loses the link, all users lose connectivity.
A new adapter system being introduced this month at NPE '91 in Chicago converts any standard injection mold base so as to permit complete mold changeovers in less than 10 min.
The field fix is usually just to remove the adapter and plug in the cable without the adapter.
Nasdaq: PRGN), has launched its Integration Adapter Factory, a new line of business focused solely on developing and supporting industry-standard adapters for leading Application Server and Enterprise Application Software vendors.