from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A programming language, based on Pascal and developed for the U.S. Department of Defense.
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- proper n. A female given name
- proper n. A programming language.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A suffix of Latin origin, the Spanish feminine form of -ade, -ate, as in armada: in English sometimes, erroneously, -ado, as in bastinado, Spanish bastinada.
- n. A genus containing two species of epiphytal orchids native to northern South America, sometimes grown in choice collections under the same conditions as Odontoglossum.
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- n. an enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia
After Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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. (Wiktionary)