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Definition of the noun adaptor

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noun - plural: adaptors

  1. 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
    • examples: Do not touch the console or AC adaptor for extended periods of time while the console is turned on as extended contact may cause low-temperature burns. | To help ensure safe operation, regularly inspect the AC adaptor and AC power cord. If damaged, stop use immediately. | Do not use a power cord other than the supplied AC adaptor and AC power cord.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • alternative spelling: adapter
    • more generic word: device = an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

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Google previewIBM InfoSphere Streams Harnessing Data in Motion (2010)

by Chuck Ballard, Daniel M Farrell, Mark Lee, Paul D Stone, Scott Thibault, Sandra Tucker, IBM Redbooks

adaptor is a TCP server. ctcp The Host (Source) adaptor is a TCP client. sudp The Host (Source) adaptor is a UDP server. stcpns As for stcp, except ...

Google previewOn-water S-parameter Measurement Using Four-port Technique and Intermodulation Linearity of RF CMOS. (2008)

The error adaptor is a fictitious linear network that is inserted between the measurement ports and the unknown two-port. For two-port measurement, the error adaptor is a four- port network, which is described using a 4×4 matrix or 16 error ...

Google previewThe Circuits and Filters Handbook, Second Edition (2002)

by Wai-Kai Chen

An adaptor is an n-port device in general and its equations are derived by applying Kirchhoff 's current and voltage laws at an electrical junction, yielding serial or parallel versions. For most niters of interest, only two- and three-port adaptors ...

Google previewFiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) (1994)

by IGIC, Inc. Staff

The adaptor provides polarization and keying features as indicaed in the PMD document. It also includes additional locating surfaces and latching ears. The adaptor is a separate piece from ...

Google previewTeeth Under the Sun (2007)

by Ignácio de Loyola Brandão

After all, an adaptor is a creator, because there are two languages: that of the book and that of the cinema. One is different from the other, and it's foolish to talk about faithfulness to the original. One thing is the written word: expressions, ...

Google previewSpecifying Message Passing and Time-Critical Systems with Temporal Logic (1992)

by Ron Koymans

2: Terminal Adaptor The terminal adaptor is a perfect FIFO message ...

Google previewMulti-Paradigm Programming using C++ (2011)

by Dirk Vermeir

Container Adaptors A container adaptor is a template-based implementation of a container ADT for which the underlying “real” container is a template parameter. Hence an adaptor comes close to a pure definition of an abstract data type ...

Google previewPhysiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems (2008)

Adults and Paediatrics by Jennifer A. Pryor, Ammani S Prasad

An international travel plug adaptor is an accessory required for all who travel ...

Google previewOn Freedom

An adaptor is a mechanism with two parts, body and nervous system; the nervous system is what selects, based on the present objective reality, the behavior that the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

Then a special → adaptor is ligated to the blunt ends of the restriction fragments using → T4 DNA ligase. The adaptor possesses a blunt end (to facilitate ligation to the blunt-ended genomic restriction fragments), carries two rare restriction ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cell Biology (2015)

Contents Adaptor Proteins: Inter-Organelle Traffic Controllers SNAREs: Membrane Fusion and Beyond ESCRTing around the Cell The Retromer Complex Vesicle Tethers BAR Domains and BAR Domain Superfamily Proteins r 2016 Elsevier ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)

by John Lackie

adaptor proteins are mixed at high salt concentrations. Extruded threads will contract if ATP is added and the viscosity of the solution diminishes if ATP is present. acumentin A protein originally thought to cap the pointed end of microfilaments, ...

Google previewComputer Jargon Dictionary and Thesaurus (2006)

by Eddie Martin

See Also: Analogue Monitor; Anti Glare Screen; Cathode Ray Tube; CGA; Colour Graphics Adaptor; Configuration; CRT; Device; Digital Monitor; Display; EGA; Enhanced Graphic Adaptor; Environment; Equipment; Extended Video Array; ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Information Technology and Systems (1993)

by A.E. Cawkell

The first adaptor provided by IBM was the Monochrome Display Adaptor (MDA) providing for the construction of boxes, tables etc. This was followed by the Colour Graphics Adaptor (CGA) which provided a display of 640 x 200 pixels with a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, First Edition (2005)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Adaptor–innovator continuum KAI (Kirton adaption–innovation inventory) Taggart (1988) Whole- brain ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Computer Science

by Blackie

SCSI controller See SCSI adaptor. SCSI initiator A device that begins a SCSI transaction by issuing a command to another device (the SCSI target), giving it a task to perform. Typically a SCSI host adapter is the initiator but targets may also ...

Google previewDictionary of Phhysics

An adaptor is also needed to provide a transition from one type or style of conduit or conductor to another: for example, polyvinyl chloride. PVC (plastic), conduit to rigid metal conduit, waveguide to coaxial line etc. The term is also used to ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Practical Astronomy (2012)

by C. R. Kitchin

An adaptor to fit most digital and 35mm SLR cameras to enable different lenses to be used or the camera to be attached to a telescope. TAI See international atomic time. Takahashi A commercial firm manufacturing telescopes and accessories ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2A1P3T1O1R1

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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