abbreviation, noun Biochemistry.
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Origin of ATP
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What else does ATP mean?
While it can stand for many things, the initialism ATP commonly stands for the Association of Tennis Professionals, the cell-powering chemical adenosine triphosphate, and at this point.
Where does ATP come from?
The Association of Tennis Professionals, or ATP, is the premier, international men’s tennis organization. It was founded in 1972 during the U.S. Open in Forest Hills in Queens, New York. The women’s equivalent is the WTA, or Women’s Tennis Association.
In science, ATP stands for adenosine triphosphate. This chemical, discovered in the 1920s, is important to all life. It stores and releases energy for many cellular processes. It is found in mitochondria.
In digital communication, ATP can stand for at this point. This shorthand is often written lowercase as atp. It’s not clear exactly when this acronym came into use, but it spread online in the 2000s.
How is ATP used in real life?
The meaning of ATP depends on context.
If you’re at a tennis match, it’s pretty safe to say that ATP stands for the Association of Tennis Professionals.
This is who I want to Stan on the ATP – Jack Draper ……. pic.twitter.com/T5GwwUtTW2
— Queen Venus Williams (@Venus_Fan4Ever) February 22, 2020
Lock ‘em in 🔒
— ATP Tour (@atptour) February 22, 2020
Everyone from students in biology class to molecular biologists use ATP to refer to adenosine triphosphate. This is one of the most common uses of the acronym ATP.
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— Neuron (@NeuroCellPress) February 21, 2020
You would not be able to synthesize proteins without ATP. You wouldn’t have ATP without glucose. You wouldn’t have glucose without chloroplasts.
— Chloroplast (@Chlorop44013831) November 13, 2018
i look extra bunny today and atp i don't even care 😂🤷🏽♀️
— •feb5th ♒️ (@des2federal) April 3, 2017
More examples of ATP:
“Tennis Australia and the ATP have revealed a new $US15 million ($A20.6 million) team competition which will act as a curtain-raiser to the 2020 season and be hosted in three yet-to-be determined Australian cities.”
Sydney Morning Herald, November 2018
Example sentences from the Web for ATP
ATP Player Council members Gilles Simons and Sergiy Stakhovsky were recently both critical of the equal-pay policy.ESPN’s ‘Venus Vs.’ Explores Venus Williams’s Equal-Pay Legacy|Allison Samuels|July 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Despite this, he finished the year 17–0, winning three tournaments and bashing Nadal in the ATP Tour Finals.Roger Federer: The Transformation of a Tennis Star|Sujay Kumar|July 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The ATP was once a seriously badass union, with a brand of solidarity that would make Marvin Miller proud.
Murray reports that an ATP Tour Manager advised them against taking the court, but seemingly could do no more than that.
The ATP will threaten to nuke the TP, totally unaware that the TP also possesses nukes set to launch on warning.8 Nightmares in 2011: U.S. Economy, Olbermann, More|Leslie H. Gelb|January 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It was very amusing to see the attention bestowed upon him atp.Wild Nature Won By Kindness|Elizabeth Brightwen
Accompanied by the boys John went among the sufferers, and administered the medicine, giving atp.The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands|Roger Thompson Finlay
Boys was only a fellow-student, whose acquaintance Erasmus had made atp 104 Montaigu.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
It was named adenosine triphosphate or adenyltriphosphoric acid, usually abbreviated by the symbol ATP.