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Biochemistry.adenosine diphosphate: an ester of adenosine and pyrophosphoric acid, C10H12N5O3H3P2O7, derived from ATP, and serving to transfer energy during glycolysis.Also called a·de·no·sine·di·phos·phor·ic ac·id [uh-den-uh-seen-dahy-fos-fawr-ik as-id] /əˈdɛn əˌsin daɪ fɒsˈfɔr ɪk ˈæs ɪd/ .
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ADP concluded that employers added 215,000 positions in December.December’s Economic Signs Looked Positive Amid Uncertainty|Daniel Gross|January 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If ADP had been right and the number had been 175,000, I and the folks on my side would be crowing.Jobs Numbers: Conservatives, This Thread's For You|Michael Tomasky|July 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for ADP
biochem adenosine diphosphate; a nucleotide derived from ATP with the liberation of energy that is then used in the performance of muscular work
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Scientific definitions for ADP
[ ā′dē′pē′ ]
Short for adenosine diphosphate. An organic compound that is composed of adenosine and two phosphate groups. With the addition of another phosphate group, it is converted to ATP for the storage of energy during cell metabolism. It then forms again, from ATP, when a phosphate group is removed to release energy. Chemical formula: C10H15N5O10P2.
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