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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.'
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 16, 2019-: Mellanox breathes down Intel's neck for Ethernet adapter market dominance; - By Vladimir Galabov, principal analyst, IHS Markit
Affected three-prong wall plug adapters are white, with no letters in the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power adapter.
The plug in question is a British-style three pronged white AC adapter with no lettering near where it attaches to a power adapter.
The affected three-prong AC wall plug adapters are white, with no letters in the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power adapter, the ACCC reported.
The three-pronged plugs, primarily used in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore, were sold with Mac computer and mobile devices between 2003 and 2010, as well as part of the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.
Apple explained that in very rare cases, the three-prong wall plug adapter may break and create a risk of shock if touched.
The tech giant has rolled out a voluntary product recall after issues with the older adapter have caused concern.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 20, 2019-CommScope fiber adapter portfolio licensed to AFL
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-March 20, 2019-CommScope fiber adapter portfolio licensed to AFL
Infrastructure solutions company CommScope (NASDAQ:COMM) reported on Friday the launch of an agreement to license its portfolio of patents of duplex LC fibre optic adapters designed to fit within an SC adapter footprint to AFL Telecommunications.
Google has removed the Moshi Type-C adapter from the Google Store even before it could start selling the accessory.