Ada definition

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Adenosine deaminase.
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A programming language, similar to Pascal and developed for the US Department of Defense.
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A modular computer language employing English words.
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American Dental Association.
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Americans for Democratic Action.
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American Dental Association.
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(person, proper) A feminine name.
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American Dental Association.
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Americans with Disabilities Act.
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A high-level programming language developed by the U.S. Department of Defense along with the European Economic Community and many other organizations. It was designed for embedded applications and process control but is also used for logistics applications. Ada is a Pascal-based language that is very comprehensive.Named After a CountessAda was named after Augusta Ada Byron (1815-1852), Countess of Lovelace and daughter of the poet Lord Byron and mathematician Annabella Milbanke Byron. Ada also became a mathematician and was the colleague of Charles Babbage, who was developing his Analytical Engine. Some of her programming notes for the machine have survived, giving her the distinction of being the first documented programmer in the world.The following Ada program converts Fahrenheit to Celsius: with Text_IO; procedure Convert is package Int_IO is new Text_IO.Integer_IO(Integer); Fahrenheit : Integer; begin Text_IO.Put_Line("Enter Fahrenheit"); Int_IO.Get(Fahrenheit); Text_IO.Put("Celsius is "); Int_IO.Put((Fahrenheit-32) * 5 / 9); Text_IO.New_Line; end Convert;
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A female given name.
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(computing) A programming language.
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Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of ada - a-d-a

Origin of ada

  • After Ada Lovelace

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short form of Germanic names beginning with adal (“noble”), such as Adelaide. Also Latinized form of Hebrew Adah. The programming language takes its name from Ada Lovelace.

    From Wiktionary