American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of adapter.
- n. alternative spelling of adapter.
- n. 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
“The adaptor is cheap and gives you a super retro-macro lens.”
“Well, just make an adaptor from the “universal charger” to iPhone.”
“A related annoyance comes in the US, where the relatively small size of power outlets means that what looks like a double outlet on the wall often works out to be a single in practice once the adaptor is in place.”
“In order to incorporate the four typical settings used around the world — US/Asia, European, UK and Australia — the typical adaptor is much bigger than a single-country adaptor.”
“The optional AC adaptor, which is convenient for indoor shooting, can also be used as a third power source.”
“The charger itself uses an AC adaptor, that is included.”
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“Likewise, a Handycam camcorder user can transfer approximately 175 minutes of HD video or a 30GB file (taken in 1920x1080 on HDRCX110) in 17 minutes, via the compatible high-speed adaptor, which is one-quarter of the time it takes to download from a”
“The only aspect of the Dell Latitude E4300 that's weak is its integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics adaptor, which is slow and takes up some system RAM.”
“First you have to buy the DSvision adaptor, which is a regular DS cartridge with a mini-SD slot.”
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