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Ada1

[ey-duh] /ˈeɪ də/
noun, Computers.
1.
a programming language particularly suited to real-time applications: developed for use by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Origin of Ada1
named after Augusta Ada (Byron), Countess of Lovelace (1815-37), English mathematician, who assisted Charles Babbage in developing a precursor of the modern computer

Ada2

[ey-duh] /ˈeɪ də/
noun
1.
a city in central Oklahoma.
2.
Douay Bible. Adah.
3.
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “noble.”.

ADA

1.
adenosine deaminase.
2.
American Dental Association.
3.
American Diabetes Association.
4.
Americans for Democratic Action.

A.D.A.

1.
American Dental Association.
2.
American Diabetes Association.
3.
Americans for Democratic Action.
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  • Ada, taking pity on Isabel, reminded them that Everard was going as well as Isabel, suggesting that they should go down to him.

    Isabel Leicester Clotilda Jennings
  • Ada was eager to begin, but May almost hoped that no likely buyers would be met with.

  • It seemed to Ada and me that every body knew him, who wanted to do any thing with any body else's money.

  • So he felt indignantly that Ada was not having justice done to her.

    The Tinted Venus F. Anstey
  • She would have been swept away along with him, but Ada also sprang forward and grasped Hilda by the mantle.

    Erling the Bold R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for Ada

Ada

/ˈeɪdə/
noun
1.
a high-level computer programming language designed for dealing with real-time processing problems: used for military and other systems
Word Origin
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
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Word Origin and History for Ada

fem. proper name, from Hebrew Adha, literally "ornament."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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