See also: Adapter and adaptér

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From adapt +‎ -er.

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adapter (plural adapters)

  1. One who is capable of adapting 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”, in The New York Times[2]:
      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 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 adapter: 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 adapter so I couldn't recharge it.

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  • Japanese: アダプター (adaputā)

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adapter (genitive adapteri, partitive adapterit)

  1. adapter (device)

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Declension of adapter (ÕS type 2/õpik, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative adapter adapterid
accusative nom.
gen. adapteri
genitive adapterite
partitive adapterit adaptereid
illative adapterisse adapteritesse
adaptereisse
inessive adapteris adapterites
adaptereis
elative adapterist adapteritest
adaptereist
allative adapterile adapteritele
adaptereile
adessive adapteril adapteritel
adaptereil
ablative adapterilt adapteritelt
adaptereilt
translative adapteriks adapteriteks
adaptereiks
terminative adapterini adapteriteni
essive adapterina adapteritena
abessive adapterita adapteriteta
comitative adapteriga adapteritega
Declension of adapter (ÕS type 2/õpik, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative adapter adaptrid
accusative nom.
gen. adaptri
genitive adaptrite
partitive adaptrit adaptreid
illative adaptrisse adaptritesse
adaptreisse
inessive adaptris adaptrites
adaptreis
elative adaptrist adaptritest
adaptreist
allative adaptrile adaptritele
adaptreile
adessive adaptril adaptritel
adaptreil
ablative adaptrilt adaptritelt
adaptreilt
translative adaptriks adaptriteks
adaptreiks
terminative adaptrini adaptriteni
essive adaptrina adaptritena
abessive adaptrita adaptriteta
comitative adaptriga adaptritega

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Etymology edit

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

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  • IPA(key): /a.dap.te/
  • (file)

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adapter

  1. (transitive) to adapt
  2. (reflexive, s'adapter) to adapt oneself or itself

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adapter

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of adaptō

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Borrowed from Latin adaptō.

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adapter

  1. to adapt

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  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

References edit

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (adapter, supplement)

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Borrowed from English adapter.[1][2][3] First attested in 1903.[4]

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adapter m inan (diminutive adapterek)

  1. (electronics) adapter (a device or application used to achieve operative compatibility between devices that otherwise are incompatible)
    Synonyms: przejściówka, rozgałęziacz
    adapter sieciowy/siecia network adapter
    adapter USBa USB adapter
  2. (music) gramophone, phonograph, record player
    Synonym: gramofon
    stary adapteran old gramophone
    głośnik adapterua gramophone speaker
    igła adapterua gramophone needle
    ramię adapterua gramophone arm
    nastawić adapterto pop a gramophone on
    uruchomić adapterto start a gramophone
    włączyć adapterto turn on a gramophone
    wyłączyć adapterto turn off gramophone
    podłączyć adapterto hook up a gramophone
    ściszyć adapterto turn down a gramophone
    podgłośnić adapterto turn up a gramophone

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adjective

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References edit

  1. ^ Mirosław Bańko, Lidia Wiśniakowska (2021) “adapter”, in Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, →ISBN
  2. ^ Bańkowski, Andrzej (2000) “adapter”, in Etymologiczny słownik języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish)
  3. ^ Witold Doroszewski, editor (1958–1969), “adapter”, in Słownik języka polskiego (in Polish), Warszawa: PWN
  4. ^ Józef Świtkowski (1903) Fotografia praktyczna w zarysie do użytku amatorów[1], page 39

Further reading edit

  • adapter in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • adapter in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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adapter c

  1. an adapter (device)

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Declension of adapter 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative adapter adaptern adaptrar adaptrarna
Genitive adapters adapterns adaptrars adaptrarnas

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