Meaning of ADAPTER in English

ADAPTER

n.

Variant: also adap · tor

Pronunciation: ə - ' dap-t ə r, a-

Function: noun

Date: 1801

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 orig. intended

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