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adapter

noun [C] uk ( also adaptor)   /əˈdæp.tər/ us    /-tɚ/

adapter noun [C] (DEVICE)

a type of plug that makes it possible to connect two or more pieces of equipment to the same electrical supply a device that is used to connect two pieces of equipment

adapter noun [C] (WRITER)

a person who makes slight changes to a book, play, or other piece of text so that it can be performed
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