Definitions and translations for "adapter"

Definition of adapter

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1. One who is capable of adapting well to differing situations.
He was an able adapter, and could easily adjust to the differences when the company changed ownership.
2. One who adapts a thing, e.g. a play.
The critic gave rave reviews to the adapter of the ancient play, who worked to give the text more relevance to the modern day.
3. A device or application used to achieve operative compatibility between devices that otherwise are incompatible.
He had an adapter 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.
2. Specifically, a device that allows one format of plug to be used with a different format of socket.
We bought adapters to use our three-prong plugs in the two-prong, unpolarized outlets of the old house.
3. Specifically, an AC-adaptor: a device that reduces voltage and converts AC to DC to allow a battery-powered device to use mains power.
I lost my cellphone's adaptor so I couldn't recharge it.
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English - English - adapter

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n. person or thing that adapts; device used to join unmatching parts; expansion card, circuit board that connects to the motherboard and enables a computer to work with a particular piece of hardware or software (Computers)
n. adapter, device which makes two items fit one another; (Computers) expansion card, card which connects to the mother board and enables various processes, adaptor, one who adapts; device which connects parts of different size or design
v. adapt, adjust, arrange, suit, key; port

English - Spanish - adapter

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s. adaptador, ajustador (el dispositivo para adaptar dos elementos, uno con el otro); (en un ordenador) es el circuito requerido para soportar o mantener a un dispositivo particular

English - French - adapter

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n. adaptateur, auteur d'une adaptation; adapteur (engin permettant l'adaptation mutuelle de deux objets); raccord; intermédiaire de raccord; carte d'extension,carte se fixant sur la carte mère et lui permettant d'effectuer différentes opérations (Informatique)

English - German - adapter

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n. Adapter (technisches Versatzstück, das zur Anpassung von zwei unterschiedlichen Geräten dient); (Comput) Erweiterungskarte

English - Indonesian - adapter

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n. penyadur, pencocok

English - Italian - adapter

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s. adattatore; (inform.) scheda di espansione, scheda collegata al pannello madre per la realizzazione di diverse operazioni

English - Polish - adapter

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n. autor przeróbki literackiej, adapter, nasadka {techn.}, łącznik {elektr.}

English - Portuguese - adapter

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s. conversor, adaptador, aparelho usado para a adaptação de duas coisas diferentes; (Informática) placa de expansão

English - Romanian - adapter

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n. adaptator, reducţie {tehn.}, ajustor

English - Russian - adapter

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с. адаптер, переходник, зажим, держатель, наконечник, звукосниматель; карта расширения или переходник позволяющие компьютеру работать с определенной программой или устройством (компьют.)

English - Turkish - adapter

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i. adaptör, uyarlayan, uyarlayıcı; ara parçası [fiz.]

English - Ukrainian - adapter

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n. адаптор, тримач, наконечник, перехідний: перехідна муфта, ніпель, звукознімач

French - English - adapter

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v. adapt, adjust, arrange, suit, key; port

German - English - adapter

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n. person or thing that adapts; device used to join unmatching parts; expansion card, circuit board that connects to the motherboard and enables a computer to work with a particular piece of hardware or software (Computers)

Polish - English - adapter

n. adapter, record-player, reproducer

Dutch - English - adapter

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n. adapter, device used to join unmatching parts
v. adapt, accommodate, adjust, conform

English - Dutch - adapter

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zn. adapter (sluit een onderdeel aan een ander onderdeel aan); (in de computerwereld) een computeruitbreidingskaart die de mogelijkheden van de computer uitbreidt

English - Greek - adapter

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ουσ. προσαρμογέας, προσαρμοστής, μετασχηματιστής, μετασχηματιστής προσαρμογής

French - Spanish - adapter

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1. (changement) ajustar a; ajustar de acuerdo a
2. (degré) proporcionar; adecuar
3. (ajuster) ajustar; adaptar

German - Spanish - adapter

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n. adaptador (m)

French - German - adapter

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v. anbringen, einsetzen, anpassen, anbequemen, abstellen, adaptieren, bearbeiten

French - Italian - adapter

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1. (changement) adeguare; adattare
2. (degré) proporzionare; adeguare; commisurare
3. (ajuster) adeguare; adattare

French - Portuguese - adapter

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1. (changement) adaptar; ajustar de acordo com
2. (degré) colocar em proporção; equilibrar
3. (ajuster) ajustar; adaptar

French - Russian - adapter

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v. приспосабливать, адаптировать, прилаживать, подгонять, приводить в порядок

French - Turkish - adapter

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uydurmak; uyarlamak

German - French - adapter

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n. adaptateur (m)

German - Italian - adapter

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n. adattatore (m)

German - Russian - adapter

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n. адаптер (m)

Dutch - French - adapter

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(elektriciteit) adaptateur (m)

French - Dutch - adapter

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1. (changement) aanpassen aan; afstemmen op
2. (degré) in de juiste verhouding brengen; aanpassen
3. (ajuster) aanpassen; adjusteren

English - Arabic - adapter

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‏المكيف، الوصية، المهايئة، أداة للربط بين جزئين لأغراض لم يجعل لها في الأصل‏

English - Chinese - adapter

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(名) 改编者; 接合器; 适配器; 接头; 扩充板, 接在主机板上使计算机可以用某个硬件或软件工作的电路板 (计算机用语)

English - Chinese - adapter

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(名) 改編者; 接合器; 適配器; 接頭; 轉接器

English - Hindi - adapter

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n. अनुकूलक

English - Japanese - adapter

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(名) 改作者; アダプター; (コンピュータ) アダプタ

English - Korean - adapter

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명. 개작자, 어댑터

English - Vietnamese - adapter

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n. người lắp vào, người sửa lại

German - Chinese - adapter

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[der]适配器。(电脑)用来连接两样配件的扩展卡。转接器。改编者。
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