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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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The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and revised ADA regulations implementing title II and title III.
This book explains the provisions of the two major federal laws on disabilities and employment--the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973--provides examples of the enforcement of those rights in the American legal system, and offers guidance to workers with OCD on how to enforce their rights.
Also, the federal government should pursue violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act in health care settings and issue guidelines for professionals and institutions to comply with the law, the report recommended.
In that instance, the commission accused Wal-Mart of using a pre-employment questionnaire that violated the Americans with Disabilities Act between Jan.
Title I of ADA Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.
In March 2006, litigation was filed by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Disability Advocates, and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, among others, claiming that New York State officials violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by transferring mentally ill patients from state psychiatric hospitals into locked nursing home units.
Since its creation in 1982 and its revision in 1993 to reflect changes in legislation and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Windmills has been widely used in almost every state in the United States.
Voices From the Edge presents a refreshing and innovatively organized look at the disability literature in the context of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.
DISINTEREST ERODES THE GAINS WE THOUGHT WOULD result from the passage 15 years ago of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In 1990, the first President Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a measure that placed literally every millimeter of every business under federal regulatory scrutiny.
But today, there's Section 504 [of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans With Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities], so now you have the right to reasonable accommodations and every right to be with normal people and have a normal life.
But Hernandez contends he is protected as a recovered drug addict under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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