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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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|Noun||1.||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