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adapter

noun adapt·er \ə-ˈdap-tər, a-\

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

Full Definition of ADAPTER

1
:  one that adapts
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

Variants of ADAPTER

adapt·er also adap·tor \ə-ˈdap-tər, a-\
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Examples of ADAPTER

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

First Known Use of ADAPTER

1801
Medical Dictionary

adapter

noun adapt·er

Medical Definition of ADAPTER

1
:  one that adapts
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

Variants of ADAPTER

adapt·er also adap·tor \ə-ˈdap-tər\

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