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adapter

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

adapter noun [C] (DEVICE)

mainly UK a type of plug that makes it possible to connect two or more pieces of equipment to the same electrical supplyElectrical switches and connections a device that is used to connect two pieces of equipmentElectrical switches and connections

adapter noun [C] (WRITER)

a person who makes slight changes to a book, play, or other piece of text so that it can be performedPeople who write for work or pleasure
(Definition of adapter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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