Definition of Ada in English:

Ada

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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪdə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A high-level computer programming language used chiefly in real-time computerized control systems, e.g. for aircraft navigation.
    More example sentences
    • The GNAT compiler from Ada Core Technologies allowed a seamless and fluid transition from Linux to an Ada 95 system.
    • I am a counter-example to Dennis Ludwig's statement ‘I have yet to meet an Ada basher who really knows the language.’
    • For each of seven focal teams, we used an Ada program on a PC to generate 999 random permutations of rearranged songs and calculated the mean IFM for these artificial samples.

Origin

1980s: named after Ada Lovelace (see Lovelace, Ada).

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