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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A programming language, similar to Pascal and developed for the US Department of Defense.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun 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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  • proper noun A female given name
  • proper noun computing A programming language.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Ada Lovelace.]

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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.

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