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A programming language, similar to Pascal and developed for the US Department of Defense.

[After Ada Lovelace.]


1. American Dental Association
2. Americans with Disabilities Act


(Computer Science) a high-level computer programming language designed for dealing with real-time processing problems: used for military and other systems
[C20: named after Ada, Lady Lovelace, the English mathematician, daughter of Lord Byron (1815–52), who worked with Charles Babbage (1792–1871) and whose description of his computing machines preserved them for posterity]


1. American Dental Association.
2. American Diabetes Association
3. Americans for Democratic Action.
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Noun1.ADA - an enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia; "ADA deficiency can lead to one form of severe combined immunodeficiency disease"; "the gene encoding ADA was one of the earlier human genes to be isolated and cloned for study"
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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Buy ADA Signs provides customers same day shipping of standard regulation ADA tactile Braille signage for exits, entrances, and bathrooms, as well as regulation handicap parking signs," said David Boyne, sales manager at Buy ADA Signs, San Diego.
You can download this kit from the ADA website (go to dentalassistant.
The ADA formulation takes a slightly different approach.
Businesses have been required to spend billions of dollars to accommodate disabled employees; employers are required to make provision for handicaps while at the same time being forbidden by the ADA to inquire about them.
The ADA score is based upon votes on twenty key bills.
The ADA law and its enforcement are complaint-driven, so Title II entities are subject to investigation at any time to resolve complaints.
The issues presented to the Supreme Court in these cases were: 1) the definition of an ADA disability relating to the performance of manual tasks; 2) the relationship between the ADA and binding arbitration agreements; and 3) the relationship between the ADA and seniority rules.
The district court held that the inmate stated a [section] 1983 Eighth Amendment claim against the company and an ADA claim against the sheriff in his official capacity, and allowed the inmate to maintain simultaneous ADA and [section] 1983 claims against the sheriff.
Abbott demonstrated that the ADA can extend to people who may, sometime in the future, develop a disease.
Sure, case reports include plenty of ADA claims that lose, and many courts have indeed applied relatively narrow interpretations.
In essence, the challenge of the ADA was to change the status of people with disabilities in this country.