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  • countable noun adaptor An adaptor is a special device for connecting electrical equipment to a power supply, or for connecting different pieces of electrical or electronic equipment together. 3
  • countable noun adaptor The adaptor of a book or play is the person who rewrites it for a film or a television programme. 3
  • noun adaptor a person or thing that adapts 3
  • noun adaptor any device for connecting two parts, esp ones that are of different sizes or have different mating fitments 3
  • noun adaptor a plug used to connect an electrical device to a mains supply when they have different types of terminals 3
  • noun adaptor a device used to connect several electrical appliances to a single mains socket 3
  • noun adaptor connecting plug 1
  • noun Definition of adaptor in Technology (tool)   (Automatic DAta Parallelism TranslatOR) A source to source transformation tool that transforms data parallel programs written in Fortran 77 with array extensions, parallel loops, and layout directives to parallel programs with explicit message passing. ADAPTOR generates Fortran 77 host and node programs with message passing. The new generated source codes have to be compiled by the compiler of the parallel computer. Version 1.0 runs on CM-5, iPCS/860, Meiko CS1/CS2, KSR 1, SGI, Alliant or a network of Suns or RS/6000s. 1
  • noun adaptor a person or thing that adapts. 1
  • noun adaptor 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 adaptor an accessory to convert a machine, tool, or part to a new or modified use. 1
  • noun adaptor 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 adaptor Defn en. 1
  • noun adaptor Alternative form of adapter. 0
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