ALL meanings of adapter

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  • noun adapter a person or thing that adapts 3
  • noun adapter a contrivance for adapting apparatus to new uses 3
  • noun adapter a connecting device for parts that would not otherwise fit together 3
  • noun adapter connector 1
  • noun adapter music: arranger 1
  • noun adapter electrical socket 1
  • noun adapter a person or thing that adapts. 1
  • noun adapter a connector for joining parts or devices having different sizes, designs, etc., enabling them to be fitted or to work together. Also called plug adapter, adapter plug. a device that connects an electrical plug to an outlet that has a different plug shape: Last time I traveled, I brought the wrong adapter. Also called AC adapter, power adapter. a device with a cord that plugs into an electrical outlet and functions as an external power supply for a small or portable electronic device, usually converting AC current to DC: I forgot to plug in the adapter, and my laptop died. 1
  • noun adapter an accessory to convert a machine, tool, or part to a new or modified use. 1
  • noun adapter Computers. expansion card. an external device containing the necessary circuitry to connect to or work with another device or system: a network adapter; a wireless adapter; a video adapter. 1
  • noun adapter A device for connecting pieces of equipment that cannot be connected directly. 1
  • noun adapter One who is capable of adapting well to differing situations. 0
  • noun adapter One who adapts a thing, e.g. a play. 0
  • noun adapter A device or application used to achieve operative compatibility between devices that otherwise are incompatible. 0
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