ADA


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A·da

 (ā′də)
n.
A programming language, similar to Pascal and developed for the US Department of Defense.

[After Ada Lovelace.]

ADA

abbr.
1. American Dental Association
2. Americans with Disabilities Act

Ada

(ˈeɪdə)
n
(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]

ADA

1. American Dental Association.
2. American Diabetes Association
3. Americans for Democratic Action.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Jellyby was not at home, and was quite surprised when the person appeared in the passage without the pattens, and going up to the back room on the first floor before Ada and me, announced us as, "Them two young ladies, Missis Jellyby!" We passed several more children on the way up, whom it was difficult to avoid treading on in the dark; and as we came into Mrs.
As Ada said nothing, but looked at me, I said it must be very gratifying.
Peepy (so self-named) was the unfortunate child who had fallen downstairs, who now interrupted the correspondence by presenting himself, with a strip of plaster on his forehead, to exhibit his wounded knees, in which Ada and I did not know which to pity most-- the bruises or the dirt.
He looked very much astonished at it and at Ada's kissing him, but soon fell fast asleep in my arms, sobbing at longer and longer intervals, until he was quiet.
Ada and I had two upper rooms with a door of communication between.
The evening was so very cold and the rooms had such a marshy smell that I must confess it was a little miserable, and Ada was half crying.
It was impossible to shut the door of either room, for my lock, with no knob to it, looked as if it wanted to be wound up; and though the handle of Ada's went round and round with the greatest smoothness, it was attended with no effect whatever on the door.
Her being so employed was, I must say, a great relief to me, for Richard told us that he had washed his hands in a pie-dish and that they had found the kettle on his dressing-table, and he made Ada laugh so that they made me laugh in the most ridiculous manner.
Quale, with large shining knobs for temples and his hair all brushed to the back of his head, who came in the evening, and told Ada he was a philanthropist, also informed her that he called the matrimonial alliance of Mrs.
I was not so attentive an auditor as I might have wished to be, however, for Peepy and the other children came flocking about Ada and me in a corner of the drawing-room to ask for another story; so we sat down among them and told them in whispers "Puss in Boots" and I don't know what else until Mrs.
Miss Hannah has grown old, not too gracefully, and Miss Ada has stayed thirty, less gracefully still.
Miss Hannah gravely told me we could have `young gentlemen callers' two evenings in the week, if they went away at a reasonable hour; and Miss Ada asked me, smiling, please to be sure they didn't sit on her beautiful cushions.