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Definition of the noun adapter

What does adapter mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adapters

  1. a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of adapter: arranger / transcriber
    • more generic word: musician = artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
    • more specific word: orchestrator = an arranger who writes for orchestras
  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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of adapter: adaptor
    • more generic word: device = an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Alternative definition of the noun adapter


  1. One who is capable of adapting well to differing situations.
  2. One who adapts a thing, e.g. a play.
  3. A device or application used to achieve operative compatibility between devices that otherwise are incompatible.
  4. Specifically, a device that permits two, three, or more plugs to be used at a single electrical power point.
  5. Specifically, a device that allows one format of plug to be used with a different format of socket.


Who is Adapter?

Adapter a.k.a. ADAPTER。 is a musical artist, musician.


"Adapter" is a musical album of Martin Hall.

  • released in (16 years ago)


  1. Adapter: In computing, adapter is a hardware device or software component that converts transmitted data from one presentation form to another. The data presentation can be, for example, a message sent between objects in an application or a packet sent through a network.
    • also known as 介面卡
  2. Adapter: An adapter in genetic engineering is a short, chemically synthesized, double stranded DNA molecule which is used to link the ends of two other DNA molecules. It may be used to add sticky ends to cDNA allowing it to be ligated into the plasmid much more efficiently.
    • also known as 衔接子
  3. Adapter: In rocketry, an adapter is a hollow cylindrical or conical segments between rocket stages or between the top rocket stage and the shroud that houses a spacecraft. They transfer the thrust from the lowest stage and are discarded during staging. This usage, which may appear overelaborate in that such adapters are inert structural elements rather than dynamic converters of signals or electrical power, actually derives from French.

Phrases with Adapter

  1. Usb Adapter
  2. Double Adapter
  3. display adapter
  4. Wireless Adapter
  5. Expansion Adapter

Printed books with definitions for Adapter

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Google previewCWTS: Certified Wireless Technology Specialist Official Study Guide (2012)

(PW0-071) by Robert J. Bartz

adapter is a legacy interface within a desktop computer. 3. D. SDIO cards were originally designed for flash memory storage used in digital cameras and evolved to be used in IEEE 802.11 wireless ...

Google previewLearn Android Studio (2015)

Build Android Apps Quickly and Effectively by Clifton Craig, Adam Gerber

also creates an adapter with a few example list items. Adapter is a special Java class defined...

Google previewIndustrial Communication Technology Handbook, Second Edition (2014)

by Richard Zurawski

Adapter. The adapter is the optional piece of software that can be thought of as the bridge between the manufacturing equipment and the agent. On one side, the adapter is speaking whatever protocol, as well as providing whatever physical ...

Google previewAmiga Surfin' (1996)

Basically, a terminal adapter is a box with an RS-232 port on one side and an ISDN socket on the other. They often even accept Hayes modem...

Google previewNetworking Bible (2009)

by Barrie Sosinsky

is the loopback adapter. The loopback adapter is a software routine that emulates an internal NIC card that can accept system requests and reply to those ...

Google previewGamma Ray Electronic Collimation Using a Large Volume CZT Crystal (2007)

by Estanislao Aguayo

Pitch adapter design The pitch adapter is the component that routes the 2D anode plane in the crystal surface to a four...

The pitch adapter is a key component in the design, since its going to drive the charge collected in the anodes to an ...

Google previewParallel and Distributed Processing and Applications - ISPA 2005 Workshops (2005)

ISPA 2005 International Workshops, AEPP, ASTD, BIOS, GCIC, IADS, MASN, SGCA, and WISA, Nanjing, China, November 2-5, 2005, Proceedings by Guihai Chen

Service Adapter is an integral part of SG-Core, and it is used to adapt ShanghaiGrid for multi-standards service environment. It will be discussed in Section 4. Finally, we present our SG-Core's browser interface based on Service Adapter in ...

Google previewPro Spring Integration (2011)

by Josh Long, Dr Mark Lui, Mario Gray, Andy Chan

An inbound adapter is a Spring Integration component that sits at the beginning of an integration flow. It receives messages from an external system and forwards them to components running in a Spring Integration framework flow, where it ...

Google previewActionScript 3.0 Design Patterns (2007)

Object Oriented Programming Techniques by William Sanders, Chandima Cumaranatunge

After this, we can determine if converting the interface of the existing class using an adapter is a viable option. The original interface The LegacyCar class has two public methods that represent its interface. Public methods are the primary way ...

Google previewC# Database Designs and Modeling for beginners (2013)


The Data Adapter Object The Data Adapter is the class at the core of ADO.NET disconnected data access. It is essentially the middleman, facilitating all communication between the database and a Dataset. The Data Adapter fills a Data Table ...

Google previewOne Thousand Three Hundred and Ninety-four Newsletter

The AT-USB 10 adapter is the key to the truly 'plug and play' network ...

Google previewEnterprise Mac Security: Mac OS X Snow Leopard (2010)

by Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan, Ken Barker

A network adapter is a physical connection that your computer makes to a network. Network adapters include your Ethernet card (or cards if you have a MacPro), your AirPort interface (whether it is built into your computer or a card that you ...

Google previewPhlebotomy (2013)

Worktext and Procedures Manual by Robin S. Warekois, Richard Robinson

A needle adapter is a translucent plastic cylinder. One end has a small opening that accepts the multisample needle. The other end has a wide opening that accepts the collection tube. Adapters come in different sizes to fit tubes of different ...

Google previewFunctional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery (2012)

by E.I. Kandel

The adapter is an aluminum frame fixed on the patient's head by a nasion support and two earplugs. The adapter may be fitted to any existing stereotactic apparatus. One of the most accurate methods is that of Birg and Mundinger (1973 , ...

Google previewProgramming the Parallel Port (1998)

Interfacing the PC for Data Acquisition and Process Control by Dhananjay Gadre

by the serial RS-232 port, the parallel adapter is a good candidate for a communications interface. This chapter examines the problem of communicating between the PC processor and an external controller through the parallel adapter .

Google previewHandbook of Research on Architectural Trends in Service-Driven Computing (2014)

by Ramanathan, Raja

Adapter: An adapter is a piece of software that enables interoperability between two disparate software components. By converting data or messages from one format to another, adapters can be used to bridge the communication gap that may ...

Google previewMCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Administration Study Guide (2015)

Exam 70-411 by William Panek

The point behind giving the VPN its own network adapter is that your VPN clients need a public IP ...

Google previewHandbook on Ontologies (2013)

by Steffen Staab, Rudi Studer

An adapter is a complicated piece of software, that requires a complete understanding of the data organisation of the two SAs. Often, the knowledge on data organisation is not sufficient, since the data, to be correctly transformed, must be ...

Google previewTroubleshooting and Maintaining Your PC All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (2009)

by Dan Gookin

✦ Adapters are available for connecting VGA and DVI monitors to DVI and VGA adapters, respectively. A bonus with the DVI-to-VGA adapter is that it might also let you easily ...

Google previewComputercare's Laptop Repair Workbook (2012)

The 300 Cases of Classic Notebook Computers Troubleshooting and Repair by Ashok Liu

Power adapter The power adapter is an essential part of your laptop and should be treated with care in order to avoid damaging it, and losing the use of your laptop while you search for a replacement. Normally it should outlast the life of your ...

Google previewWindows 8 Absolute Beginner's Guide (2012)

by Paul Sanna

Understanding Network Adapters The network adapter is the piece of hardware used to connect to a network. Often these adapters are internal, meaning you can 't see them unless you open your computer (which is not recommended).

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Scrabble value of A1D2A1P3T1E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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