adapter adapter  /ə ˈdæp tər/


  1. (n) a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance
  2. (n) 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



  1. Design-wise, there's just one thing that bothered me: because the adapter sits on top of the iPod, it covers up the Hold switch.
  2. And always the adapters must worry not just about satisfying those persnickety readers but also about pleasing the audience ignorant of the book.
  3. The Logitech adapters universality has a drawback: it has its own battery, which must be charged.


  1. LSI Expands Its Nytro(TM) Product Portfolio of PCIe Flash Adapters to Accelerate Processing for Big Data and Other ...

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- LSI Corporation today announced it has expanded the LSI(R) Nytro(TM) product portfolio of PCIe flash adapters with a new, high-capacity 3.2TB Nytro WarpDrive(R) accelerator card, and ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Linksys AE6000 Wireless Mini USB Adapter AC 58 Dual Band (AE6000)

    With only "good-enough" performance for 802.11n routers and good performance with pre-draft 11ac, this tiny adapter may just be a fit as an extra wireless adapter for specifically connecting to 11ac, but not as a main adapter for 802.11n.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PC Magazine

  3. Siemens Receives Explosion Proof Approvals for Sitrans AW210 WirelessHART Adapter

    Siemens Sitrans AW210 WirelessHART adapter has received an explosion proof rating for intrinsically safe (Ex ia), nonincendive (Ex nA) and explosion proof (Ex d), offering increased safety in hazardous areas, along with the benefits of field level transparency and flexibility for process industries. With more than 35 million devices installed worldwide, HART technology is the most widely used ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

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  1. "The relationship between the adapter and the adaptee, if there is such a word, is very delicate, because you're taking his child and educating it and changing it in your own way," Hampton said. "Fortunately, Ian is very experienced in the...
    on Jan 12, 2008 By: Christopher Hampton Source: USA Today

  2. "The first thing you have to do as an adapter is learn everything a composer ever wrote," Wright said in 1989. "Then you have to assemble and assimilate the music. And finally, think the way he did."
    on Jul 31, 2005 By: Robert Wright Source: BBC News

  3. "At first, many of my film-based clientele requested on having a Pro 35mm adapter on my VariCam so that they could continue to use the film lenses they've always used. But once they worked with my Fujinon Cine-Style lenses, the request for a film...
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: Russo Source: HDTV Buyer (press release)

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