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Ada

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/ ˈeɪ də /
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noun Computers.
a programming language particularly suited to real-time applications: developed for use by the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Origin of Ada

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Named after Augusta Ada (Byron), Countess of Lovelace (1815–37), English mathematician, who assisted Charles Babbage in developing a precursor of the modern computer

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[ ey-duh ]
/ ˈeɪ də /

noun
a city in central Oklahoma.
Douay Bible. Adah.
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “noble.”

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ADA

abbreviation
American Dental Association.Also A.D.A.
American Diabetes Association.Also A.D.A.
Americans for Democratic Action.Also A.D.A.
Americans with Disabilities Act: a federal law prohibiting discrimination against people with physical or mental impairments and guaranteeing access to employment opportunities and access to state and local government programs and services, signed by President George H. W. Bush in 1990.

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A.D.A.

or ADA


abbreviation
American Dental Association.
American Diabetes Association.
Americans for Democratic Action.
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British Dictionary definitions for Ada

Ada
/ (ˈeɪdə) /

noun
a high-level computer programming language designed for dealing with real-time processing problems: used for military and other systems

Word Origin for Ada

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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