AskDefine | Define Ada

Dictionary Definition

ADA n : an enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia; "ADA deficiency can lead to one form of severe combined immunodeficiency disease"; "the gene encoding ADA was one of the earlier human genes to be isolated and cloned for study" [syn: adenosine deaminase]

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English

Etymology

Short form of Germanic names beginning with adal-"noble", such as Adelaide. Also Latinized form of Hebrew Adah.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

  1. A given name
  2. A programming language.

References

Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges:A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press.2001

Swedish

Proper noun

  1. A given name

Extensive Definition

Ada may refer to:

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Ada in Danish: Ada
Ada in German: Ada
Ada in Spanish: Ada
Ada in Esperanto: ADA
Ada in French: Ada
Ada in Croatian: Ada
Ada in Hebrew: עדה
Ada in Lithuanian: Ada (reikšmės)
Ada in Hungarian: Ada
Ada in Dutch: Ada
Ada in Norwegian Nynorsk: Ada
Ada in Polish: Ada
Ada in Kölsch: ADA (Watt ėßß datt?)
Ada in Turkish: Ada (anlam ayrım)
Ada in Volapük: Ada
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