Associations to the word «Adapter»


ADAPTER, noun. One who is capable of adapting well to differing situations.
ADAPTER, noun. One who adapts a thing, e.g. a play.
ADAPTER, noun. A device or application used to achieve operative compatibility between devices that otherwise are incompatible.
ADAPTER, noun. Specifically, a device that permits two, three, or more plugs to be used at a single electrical power point.
ADAPTER, noun. Specifically, a device that allows one format of plug to be used with a different format of socket.
ADAPTER, noun. Specifically, an AC-adaptor: a device that reduces voltage and converts AC to DC to allow a battery-powered device to use mains power.
ADAPTER PATTERN, noun. (software) (object-oriented) A structural design pattern that translates one interface for a class into a compatible interface.
ADAPTER PATTERNS, noun. Plural of adapter pattern

Dictionary definition

ADAPTER, noun. A musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance.
ADAPTER, noun. 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.

Wise words

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Aldous Huxley