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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance;
[syn: arranger, adapter, transcriber]

2. 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;
[syn: adapter, adaptor]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adapter \A*dapt"er\, n. 1. One who adapts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) A connecting tube; an adopter. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adopter \A*dopt"er\, n. 1. One who adopts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) A receiver, with two necks, opposite to each other, one of which admits the neck of a retort, and the other is joined to another receiver. It is used in distillations, to give more space to elastic vapors, to increase the length of the neck of a retort, or to unite two vessels whose openings have different diameters. [Written also adapter.] [1913 Webster]




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