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ado

bustle, fuss; flurry; confusion; turmoil; commotion: much ado about nothing
Not to be confused with:
adieu – good-bye; farewell; the act of leaving: He bade his friends adieu.
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a·do

 (ə-do͞o′)
n.
Fuss; trouble; bother.

[Middle English, from the phrase at do : at, to (used with infinitive) (from Old Norse at; see ad- in Indo-European roots) + do, do; see do1.]
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ado

(əˈduː)
n
bustling activity; fuss; bother; delay (esp in the phrases without more ado, with much ado)
[C14: from the phrase at do a to-do, from Old Norse at to (marking the infinitive) + do1]

ADO

abbreviation for
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) accumulated day off
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a•do

(əˈdu)

n.
busy or delaying activity; bustle; fuss.
[1250–1300; Middle English (north) at do=at to (< Old Norse, which used at with the infinitive) + do do1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ado - a rapid active commotionado - a rapid active commotion    
ruckus, ruction, rumpus, commotion, din, tumult - the act of making a noisy disturbance
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ado

noun fuss, to-do, trouble, delay, bother, stir, confusion, excitement, disturbance, bustle, flurry, agitation, commotion, pother And now, without further ado, let me introduce our benefactor.
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ado

noun
Busy and useless activity:
Informal: to-do.
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Translations

ado

[əˈduː] N without further or more adosin más (ni más)
much ado about nothingmucho ruido y pocas nueces
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ado

[əˈduː] n
without further ado, without more ado → sans plus de cérémonie
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ado

nAufheben nt, → Trara nt (inf); much ado about nothingviel Lärm um nichts; without more or further adoohne Weiteres
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ado

[əˈduː] n without (any) more adosenza più indugi
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15, 2017; technologyreview.com/s/609318/the-great-ai-par adox), Brian Bergstein references O'Reilly's latest book, noting that O'Reilly argues "automation is fueling a short-sighted system of shareholder capitalism that rewards a tiny percentage of investors at the expense of nearly everyone else." Bergstein also shares, O'Reilly's assertion that "the relentless imperative to maximize returns to shareholders makes companies more likely to use automation purely as a way to save money."
On a more prosaic level, the business world, too, is full of par- adox.The collision of the tactical and the strategic; short-term and long-term planning; delivering low cost and high value.