Pronunciation: (u-dap'tur), [key]
1. a person or thing that adapts.
2. a connector for joining parts or devices having different sizes, designs, etc., enabling them to be fitted or to work together.
3. an accessory to convert a machine, tool, or part to a new or modified use.
4. Computers.See expansion card. Also,a•dap'tor.
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