Last modified on 14 September 2014, at 14:05

adapter

See also: adaptér

EnglishEdit

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: ə-dăpʹtər

EtymologyEdit

From adapt +‎ -er.

NounEdit

adapter (plural adapters)

  1. One who is capable of adapting well to differing situations.
    He was an able adapter, and could easily adjust to the differences when the company changed ownership.
  2. One who adapts a thing, e.g. a play.
    The critic gave rave reviews to the adapter of the ancient play, who worked to give the text more relevance to the modern day.
  3. A device or application used to achieve operative compatibility between devices that otherwise are incompatible.
    He had an adapter that let him plug his phone into the car's cigarette lighter for power.
    • 2014 April 24, Alan Cowell, “At Pistorius trial, Twitterati have their day in court”, The New York Times:
      Sitting in the courtroom ..., their laptops and tablets propped before them, power cables snaking through convoluted adapters, the Twitterati have sight of witnesses at all times – the troubadours, or perhaps the tricoteuses, of the digital revolution.
    1. Specifically, a device that permits two, three, or more plugs to be used at a single electrical power point.
      The wall outlet sprouted an electrical monstrosity of adapters plugged into adapters that sparked ominously.
    2. Specifically, a device that allows one format of plug to be used with a different format of socket.
      We bought adapters to use our three-prong plugs in the two-prong, unpolarized outlets of the old house.
    3. Specifically, an AC-adaptor: a device that reduces voltage and converts AC to DC to allow a battery-powered device to use mains power.
      I lost my cellphone's adaptor so I couldn't recharge it.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

External linksEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin adaptare, from ad + aptare (to fit).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

adapter

  1. (transitive) to adapt
  2. (reflexive) to adapt oneself or itself

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit

External linksEdit


LatinEdit

VerbEdit

adapter

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of adaptō

PolishEdit

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia pl

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

adapter m

  1. gramophone
  2. adapter (for connecting different appliances or parts)

DeclensionEdit

External linksEdit

  • adapter” in Polish dictionaries at PWN