• (n.) One who adapts. • (n.) A connecting tube; an adopter.
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[rocketry] In rocketry, an adapter is a hollow cylindrical or conical segments between rocket stages or between the top rocket stage and the shroud that houses a spacecraft. They transfer the thrust from the lowest stage and are discarded during staging. This usage, which may appear overelab...
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[computing] In computing, adapter is a hardware device or software component that converts transmitted data from one presentation form to another. The data presentation can be, for example, a message sent between objects in an application or a packet sent through a network. In modern persona...
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[genetics] An adapter in genetic engineering is a short, chemically synthesized, double stranded DNA molecule which is used to link the ends of two other DNA molecules. It may be used to add sticky ends to cDNA allowing it to be ligated into the plasmid much more efficiently. Adapters are us...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-dap′tĕr, -tōr Definitions: 1. A connecting part, joining two pieces of apparatus. 2. A converter of electric current to a desired form. 3. A single- or double-stranded digodeoxynucleotide used to join two incompatible ends of restriction fragments.
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An adapter or adaptor is a person that adapts or a device that converts attributes of one device or system to those of an otherwise incompatible device or system. Some adapters may only affect physical attributes: Other adapters may affect electrical attributes: ==Dangers of Near, but slightly diff...
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Connects and aligns the power end of an ANSI pump to the wet end.
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plumbing accessories for connecting hoses and pipes of incompatible diameter, thread, or gender. See also reducer, increaser, double male, double female, water thief. May contain combinations, such as a double-female reducer. Adapters between multiple hoses are called wye, Siamese, or distributor, w...
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