Meaning of adapter

a•dapt•er

Pronunciation: (u-dap'tur), [key]
— n.
  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.
  3. an accessory to convert a machine, tool, or part to a new or modified use.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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