Definition of adapter in English:

adapter

Syllabification: a·dapt·er
Pronunciation: /əˈdaptər
 
/
(also adaptor)

noun

  • 1A device for connecting pieces of equipment that cannot be connected directly.
    More example sentences
    • It is an adaptor that converts the analog signal that is generated by your standard phone into a digital signal.
    • There's also a connector (and an adapter if you need it) for handling different types of monitors.
    • As mentioned earlier, there are two adapters to convert the DVI connections for standard VGA use.
  • 2A person who adapts a text to make it suitable for filming, broadcasting, or the stage.
    More example sentences
    • There are many traps that Shakespeare film adaptors can fall into - too noisy, too simplified, too much emoting, acting that fails to convey the words with meaning.
    • Nor does it demonstrate that only writers can escape the label of adapter, since there are several noted film adapters sanctified by the name of auteur.
    • BBC Four presents a season of work this Christmas by the prolific BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning writer and adapter Andrew Davies.

More definitions of adapter

Definition of adapter in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space