browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
adopter

more about adopter

adopter


  1  definition  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}.] 




more about adopter