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a·dapt·er

, adaptor (ă-dap'tĕr, -tōr),
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.

adapter

Etymology: L, adaptatio, the process of adjusting
a device for joining or connecting two or more parts of a system to enable it to function properly, usually with tubing.

a·dapt·er

, adaptor (ă-dap'tĕr, -tŏr)
1. A connecting part, joining two pieces of apparatus.
2. A converter of electric current to a desired form.

a·dapt·er

, adaptor (ă-dap'tĕr, -tŏr)
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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Enhancements to the XAP TH2 include compatibility with Gentner's new G-Ware(TM) software for simple setup and operation, and an expansion bus port that enables control over the entire XAP system from a single location.
PCI Express expansion bus architecture is now used with increasing frequency by leading server manufacturers.
MSU Devices V5 is also equipped with two USB ports, a smart card interface, and a PCMCIA interface and an expansion bus connector.
Additionally, expansion bus signal integrity is maintained by using high-speed Q-strip connectors that support daughter cards designed to Avnet's EXP[TM] expansion module specification.
The new product line, called RocketPort 550, uses state-of-the-art 16550 serial communications technology and offers an easy migration path for thousands of long-term users who are being forced to move from the legacy ISA expansion bus to the current PCI bus standard.