adapter, adaptor
1. A connecting part, joining two pieces of apparatus. 2. A converter of electric current to a desired form.

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  • adapter, adaptor —    The first is one who adapts (as in a book for theatrical presentation); the second is the device for making appliances work abroad and so on …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • adapter, adaptor —    The first is one who adapts (as in a book for theatrical presentation); the second is the device for making appliances work abroad and so on …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • adapter adaptor — noun (C) 1 something used to connect two pieces of equipment, especially when they are of different sizes 2 BrE a special type of plug 1 (1) that makes it possible to connect more than one piece of equipment to the electricity supply …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • adaptor — adapteris statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis ↑Aparatinės sąsajos įtaisas siejamų įtaisų signalų parametrams suderinti. Dažniausiai naudojamas išoriniams įtaisams, pavyzdžiui, kompaktinių diskų įtaisui, ↑monitoriui, ↑vairasvirtei prijungti… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • adapter — adapteris statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis ↑Aparatinės sąsajos įtaisas siejamų įtaisų signalų parametrams suderinti. Dažniausiai naudojamas išoriniams įtaisams, pavyzdžiui, kompaktinių diskų įtaisui, ↑monitoriui, ↑vairasvirtei prijungti… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • adaptor — adapter UK [əˈdæptə(r)] / US [əˈdæptər] or adaptor UK / US noun [countable] Word forms adapter : singular adapter plural adapters an object that allows you to connect two pieces of equipment of different types or sizes a) British an object that… …   English dictionary

  • Adapter (disambiguation) — Adapter may refer to: *Adapter (device), used to match the physical or electrical characteristics of two different objects *Adapter (Genetics), a small DNA molecule used in genetic engineering *Adapter (rocketry), a segment between rocket stages… …   Wikipedia

  • adapter — UK [əˈdæptə(r)] / US [əˈdæptər] or adaptor UK / US noun [countable] Word forms adapter : singular adapter plural adapters an object that allows you to connect two pieces of equipment of different types or sizes a) British an object that allows… …   English dictionary

  • adapter — adapter, or The spelling with er is more than twice as common as that with or in both senses of the word, although it is useful to reserve adaptor to the device and adapter to the (much less used) meaning ‘a person who adapts (something or to… …   Modern English usage

  • adaptor — (also adapter) ► NOUN 1) a device for connecting pieces of equipment. 2) Brit. a device for connecting more than one plug at a time or plugs of a non standard type to an electrical socket …   English terms dictionary

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