Definition of Adaptor

1. 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: Adapter
Generic synonyms: Device
Derivative terms: Adapt, Adapt



Definition of Adaptor

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of adapter) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adaptor

1. adapter [n -S] - See also: adapter

Medical Definition of Adaptor

1. Short synthetic oligonucleotide strands that have one stickyend and oneblunt end, the blunt ends join to the blunt end of a DNA fragment, forming a new fragment with two sticky ends that can be more easily spliced into a vector. (13 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adaptor

adaptive radiation
adaptive zone
adaptive zones
adaptively
adaptiveness
adaptivenesses
adaptivities
adaptivity
adaptly
adaptness
adaptogen
adaptogenic
adaptogens
adaptometer
adaptometers
adaptor (current term)
adaptor hypothesis
adaptorial
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adarce
adat
adatis
adatom
adatomic
adatoms
adats
adaw
adawed
adawing

Literary usage of Adaptor

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Both adapter and adaptor are used in British English for devices (and not only electrical ones), and adapter is used for a person, while adaptor is not. ..."

2. The Popular Theatre by George Jean Nathan (1918)
"When, for example, the American adaptor adapts a liaison into a mere hot kiss, ... Still again, when the American adaptor turns a man's mistress into his ..."

3. The rhetoric of Aristotle by Aristotle, Edward Meredith Cope, John Edwin Sandys (1877)
"... would be involved in it" : and besides this, the following passages on the same subject shew that this was the argument that was used, «adaptor, и 4.15, ..."

4. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"The bulb and adaptor are made of Pyrex glass. ... The bulb of the adaptor, shown as II, prevents back suction into the distillation flask. adaptor FIG. 53a. ..."

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