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Variant of adapter.
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(əˈdæptə) or


1. a person or thing that adapts
2. (Tools) any device for connecting two parts, esp ones that are of different sizes or have different mating fitments
3. (Electronics)
a. a plug used to connect an electrical device to a mains supply when they have different types of terminals
b. a device used to connect several electrical appliances to a single mains socket
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adaptor - device that enables something to be used in a way different from that for which it was intended or makes different pieces of apparatus compatibleadaptor - 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"
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مُـكَيِّفوَاصْلَة الكَهْرُبَاء
millistykki, tengi; straumbreytir
bộ biến điện


adapter [əˈdæptər] n
(for electrical equipment)adaptateur m
[book, play] → adaptateur/trice m/f
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(əˈdӕpt) verb
to change or alter (so as to fit a different situation etc). She always adapted easily to new circumstances; He has adapted the play for television.
ˌadapˈtation (ӕ-) noun
aˈdaptable adjective
willing or able to change to fit in with different circumstances. Children are usually very adaptable.
aˌdaptaˈbility noun
aˈdaptor noun
a device which enables an electrical plug of one type to be used in a socket of another type, or several plugs to be used in the same socket at the same time.
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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
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