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n. person or thing that adapts; device used to join unmatching parts; expansion card, circuit board that connects to the motherboard and enables a computer to work with a particular piece of hardware or software (Computers)

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An adapter or adaptor is a device that converts attributes of one electrical device or system to those of an otherwise incompatible device or system. Some modify power or signal attributes, while others merely adapt the physical form of one electrical connector to another.

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1. a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance
(synonym) arranger, transcriber
(hypernym) musician
(hyponym) orchestrator
2. 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
(synonym) adaptor
(hypernym) device
(derivation) adapt, accommodate

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Adapter (der)
nm. adapter, device which makes two items fit one another; (Computers) expansion card, card which connects to the mother board and enables various processes, adaptor, one who adapts; device which connects parts of different size or design

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v. adapt, adjust, arrange, suit, key; port

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