Noun Adapter Definition and Examples







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.'
((n.) One who adapts.|--|(n.) A connecting tube; an adopter.|--|)


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.


"There can be adapter kits."
"There can be adapter cups."
"There can be adapter sequences."
"There can be adapter prices."
"There can be adapter leads."
"adapters can be with parts."
"adapters can be with connector pins."
"services can have adapters."
"adapters can be in suitcases."
"adapters can be in boards."
"adapters can be from people/places/organizations."
"adapters can be from organizations."
"adapters can be for notebooks."
"adapters can be for lines."
"adapters can be for cosmonauts."
"adapters can be for computers."
"adapters can be for broadcastings."
"adapters can be for appliances."
"adapters can be at airports."

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