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adaptor

, adapter
1. any device for connecting two parts, esp ones that are of different sizes or have different mating fitments
2. 
a. a plug used to connect an electrical device to a mains supply when they have different types of terminals
b. a device used to connect several electrical appliances to a single mains socket

adaptor

[ə′dap·tər]
(computer science)
A printed circuit board that is plugged into an expansion slot in a computer to communicate with an external peripheral device.
(genetics)
Any of the short synthetic oligonucleotide strands that have one sticky end and one blunt end; the blunt end joins to the blunt end of a deoxyribonucleic acid fragment, forming a new fragment with two sticky ends that can be more easily spliced into a vector.

Adaptor

(tool)
(Automatic DAta Parallelism TranslatOR) A source to source transformation tool that transforms data parallel programs written in Fortran 77 with array extensions, parallel loops, and layout directives to parallel programs with explicit message passing. ADAPTOR generates Fortran 77 host and node programs with message passing. The new generated source codes have to be compiled by the compiler of the parallel computer.

Version 1.0 runs on CM-5, iPCS/860, Meiko CS1/CS2, KSR 1, SGI, Alliant or a network of Suns or RS/6000s.

ftp://ftp.gmd.de/gmd/adaptor/adp_1.0.tar.Z.

adaptor

An alternate spelling of "adapter." See adapter.
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