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adapter

noun adapt·er \ə-ˈdap-tər, a-\

Simple Definition of adapter

  • : a device that is used to connect two pieces of equipment that were not designed to be connected

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of adapter

  1. 1 :  one that adapts

  2. 2 a :  a device for connecting two parts (as of different diameters) of an apparatus b :  an attachment for adapting apparatus for uses not originally intended

Examples of adapter in a sentence

  1. <adapters for the food mixer include a meat grinder and an ice cream maker>



1801

First Known Use of adapter

1801

Variants of adapter

also

adaptor

play \ə-ˈdap-tər, a-\

Medical Dictionary

adapter

noun adapt·er

Medical Definition of adapter

  1. 1:  one that adapts

  2. 2a:  a device for connecting two parts (as of different diameters) of an apparatusb:  an attachment for adapting apparatus for uses not originally intended



Variants of adapter

also

adaptor

\ə-ˈdap-tər\play


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