Noun Adaptor Definition and Examples


Noun:

Adaptor

Pronunciation:

/əˈdaptə/

Definition:
1.

noun

A device for connecting pieces of equipment that cannot be connected directly.
  1. 'a tube fixed to the cleaner by means of an adapter'
  2. 'Anything electrical will require an adaptor plug for use overseas.'
  3. 'It is an adaptor that converts the analog signal that is generated by your standard phone into a digital signal.'
  4. 'You need to connect a bluetooth adaptor to your phoneline, however.'
  5. 'In the latter case, there's also an option to run an audio input directly to your intercom, rather than using the adapter for your headset.'
  6. 'You'll need a plastic PVC cap for one end of the pipe, and on the other end you'll need an adapter to convert the PVC pipe to a standard pipe thread.'
  7. 'As mentioned earlier, there are two adapters to convert the DVI connections for standard VGA use.'
  8. 'This process uses slide-in connectors to offer the compatibility for the different connections without using adapters, which often take up un-needed room in your case.'
  9. 'The power adapter connector is placed rather unusually, along the center of the case, right above the base.'
  10. 'The adapter transfers that piece of data between the two programs, making sure it ends up in the right place.'
  11. 'Limitations at the moment include it not supporting PC Card network adapters or USB broadband connections.'
  12. 'A North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said the cause of the blaze was an overloaded electrical socket adapter.'
  13. 'One of the most common sights in some student accommodation is the use of a Multi-plug adaptor, which supplies electricity to several appliances'
A person who adapts a text to make it suitable for filming, broadcasting, or the stage.
  1. 'As with most programs adapted from true events, the adaptors took some dramatic license.'
  2. 'The book's adaptors were Spanish playwright Pablo Ley and English dramatist Allan Baker and the director was Josep Galindo of Spain.'
  3. 'There are many traps that Shakespeare film adaptors can fall into - too noisy, too simplified, too much emoting, acting that fails to convey the words with meaning.'
  4. 'Actor and dramatic writer and adaptor Rodney Ackland, is responsible for at least 30 plays and adaptations.'
  5. 'When adapters approach source texts, he seems to suggest, they should assume that whatever is, is right.'
  6. 'As an adaptor, I was constantly thinking about this problem.'
  7. 'Of course, the actor / adapters were working from a trio of somebody else's novels, rather than directly from their own imagination.'
  8. 'In an effort to make a film more accessible to your average cinemagoer, adaptors make the mistake of changing the story too much and losing the point.'
  9. 'It did matter to the film adapters of his work; they often invented other murderers, different motivations.'


noun

1. a person or thing that adapts.

2. a connector for joining parts or devices having different sizes, designs, etc., enabling them to be fitted or to work together. Also called plug adapter, adapter plug. a device that connects an electrical plug to an outlet that has a different plug shape: Last time I traveled, I brought the wrong adapter. Also called AC adapter, power adapter. a device with a cord that plugs into an electrical outlet and functions as an external power supply for a small or portable electronic device, usually converting AC current to DC: I forgot to plug in the adapter, and my laptop died.

3. an accessory to convert a machine, tool, or part to a new or modified use.

4. Computers. expansion card. an external device containing the necessary circuitry to connect to or work with another device or system: a network adapter; a wireless adapter; a video adapter.


Examples:

"There can be adaptor proteins."
"There can be adaptor plates."
"There can be adaptor cards."
"There can be adaptor units."
"There can be adaptor rings."
"There can be adaptor oligonucleotideses."
"There can be adaptor heads."
"There can be adaptor hardwares."
"There can be adaptor fittings."
"There can be adaptor chips."
"adaptors can be with standards."
"adaptors can be with people/places/organizations."
"adaptors can be with mice."
"adaptors can be with keyboards."
"adaptors can be with disks."
"adaptors can be with cables."
"places can have adaptors."
"adaptors can be from organizations."
"adaptors can be for uses."
"adaptors can be by itselfs."
"adaptors can go to formats."
"adaptors can require in/at/on minima."
"adaptors can perform at vectors."
"adaptors can go with effects."
"adaptors can go with alternatives."
"adaptors can draw from ports."
"adaptors can cost in s."
"adaptors can bind to residues."

Origin:

adapter


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