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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adopter  \A*dopt"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  adopts. 
 
  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}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adapter  \A*dapt"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  adapts. 
 
  2.  (Chem.)  A  connecting  tube;  an  adopter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adapter 
  n  1:  a  musician  who  adapts  a  composition  for  particular  voices  or 
  instruments  or  for  another  style  of  performance  [syn:  {arranger}] 
  2:  enables  something  to  be  used  in  a  way  different  from  that 
  for  which  it  was  intended  [syn:  {adaptor}] 




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