how to pronounce adapter


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adapter is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of adapter in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… yeah you need a male adapter there …”

meanings of adapter


  1. Specifically, a device that permits two, three, or more plugs to be used at a single electrical power point.
  2. One who is capable of adapting to differing situations.
  3. A device or application used to achieve operative compatibility between devices that otherwise are incompatible.
  4. One who adapts a thing, e.g. a play.
  5. Specifically, a device that allows one format of plug to be used with a different format of socket.
  6. Specifically, an AC adapter: a device that reduces voltage and converts AC to DC to allow a battery-powered device to use mains power.

adapter frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word adapter occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics adapter can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that adapter can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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