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noun 
  1. One that adapts.
He was an able , and could easily adjust to the differences when the company changed ownership.
  1. A device or application used to achieve operative compatibility between devices that otherwise are incompatible.
He had an that let him plug his phone into the car's cigarette lighter for power.
  1. Specifically, a device that permits two, three, or more plugs to be used at a single electrical power point.
The wall outlet sprouted an electrical monstrosity of adapters plugged into adapters that sparked ominously.
  1. Specifically, a device that allows one format of plug to be used with a different format of socket.
We obtained adaptors to use our three-prong plugs in the two-prong, unpolarized outlets of the old house.
Translations: 
  • French: adaptateur
    (trans-mid)
  • German: Adapter
    (trans-bottom) (checktrans-top)
    • (ttbc, Japanese): ã¢ããã¿ã¼, ã¢ããã¿
    Etymology: adapt + -er


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