Definition of Adapter

1. Noun. A musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance.

Exact synonyms: Arranger, Transcriber
Generic synonyms: Musician
Specialized synonyms: Orchestrator
Derivative terms: Arrange, Transcribe



2. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Adaptor
Generic synonyms: Device
Derivative terms: Adapt, Adapt

Definition of Adapter

1. n. One who adapts.

Definition of Adapter

1. Noun. One who is capable of adapting well to differing situations. ¹

2. Noun. One who adapts a thing, e.g. a play. ¹

3. Noun. A device or application used to achieve operative compatibility between devices that otherwise are incompatible. ¹

4. Noun. Specifically, a device that permits two, three, or more plugs to be used at a single electrical power point. ¹

5. Noun. Specifically, a device that allows one format of plug to be used with a different format of socket. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adapter

1. one that adapts [n -S] - See also: adapts

Medical Definition of Adapter

1. 1. One who adapts. 2. A connecting tube; an adopter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adapter

adaptation syndrome of Selye
adaptational
adaptationally
adaptationism
adaptationist
adaptationists
adaptations
adaptative
adaptatively
adaptativeness
adapted
adaptedness
adaptednesses
adaptee
adaptees
adapter (current term)
adapter pattern
adapter patterns
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adaptin
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adaption
adaptional
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adaptitude
adaptive
adaptive-control function
adaptive-control functions
adaptive behaviour

Literary usage of Adapter

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1. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"Nelson's adapter for Rapidly Changing Objectives. ... 1 Since the construction of the adapter, Mr. Nelson's attention has been called ..."

2. Petroleum Production Methods by John R. Suman (1921)
"be used as an adapter. Another adapter in common use is a lead seal coupling. The top coupling, which has a left-hand thread, ..."

3. Laboratory Experiments in Metallurgy by Albert Sauveur, Herbert Melville Boylston (1908)
"adapter for Brinell Ball Test. — An adapter devised by the authors for using an ... adapter for making Brinell Ball Te»t than that used in the test itself. ..."

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