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fem. proper name, from Hebrew Adha, literally "ornament."

Ada, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
Population (2000): 5582
Housing Units (2000): 1948
Land area (2000): 1.871428 sq. miles (4.846975 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.871428 sq. miles (4.846975 sq. km)
FIPS code: 00198
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 40.768883 N, 83.822298 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 45810
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Ada, OH
Ada, OK -- U.S. city in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 15691
Housing Units (2000): 7472
Land area (2000): 15.701331 sq. miles (40.666259 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.071505 sq. miles (0.185198 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 15.772836 sq. miles (40.851457 sq. km)
FIPS code: 00200
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 34.763661 N, 96.668214 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 74820
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Ada, OK
Ada, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 1657
Housing Units (2000): 835
Land area (2000): 1.342312 sq. miles (3.476572 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.342312 sq. miles (3.476572 sq. km)
FIPS code: 00172
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 47.298701 N, 96.515796 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Ada, MN
Ada -- U.S. County in Idaho
Population (2000): 300904
Housing Units (2000): 118516
Land area (2000): 1054.990995 sq. miles (2732.414018 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 5.336939 sq. miles (13.822607 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1060.327934 sq. miles (2746.236625 sq. km)
Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
Location: 43.560300 N, 116.280069 W
Ada, ID
Ada County
Ada County, ID

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Ada (programming language)

Ada is a structured, statically typed, imperative, wide-spectrum, and object-oriented high-level computer programming language, extended from Pascal and other languages. It has built-in language support for design-by-contract, extremely strong typing, explicit concurrency, offering tasks, synchronous message passing, protected objects, and non-determinism. Ada improves code safety and maintainability by using the compiler to find errors in favor of runtime errors. Ada is an international standard; the current version (known as Ada 2012) is defined by ISO/IEC 8652:2012.

Ada was originally designed by a team led by Jean Ichbiah of CII Honeywell Bull under contract to the United States Department of Defense (DoD) from 1977 to 1983 to supersede over 450 programming languages used by the DoD at that time. Ada was named after Ada Lovelace (1815–1852), who is credited with being the first computer programmer.

Ada (computer virus)

Ada is a computer virus that can affect any of the DOS operating systems. Ada was first discovered in 1991.

Ada (plant)

Ada, abbreviated as Ada in horticultural trade, is a genus of 16 species in the orchid family ( Orchidaceae), subfamily Epidendroideae, tribe Cymbidieae, subtribe Oncidiinae, alliance Oncidium. The type species is Ada aurantiaca.

These are epiphytic or lithophytic orchids. They are native to Nicaragua down to northern South America, down the Andes to Bolivia. They are warm to cool-growing plants to be found in wet, montane forests at higher elevations, between 650 and 2700 m, but most between 1800 and 2200 m.

The lanceolate leaves are distichous (growing in two ranks) with a length of 20 cm, growing on pseudobulbs with a maximum length of 10 cm. The foliaceous leaf sheaths are well-developed.

The pendent and spectacularly colorful inflorescences do not grow above the leaves. They can produce up to 15 fragrant flowers, blooming from January till April. The color can vary from white to greenish and orange. The perianth is narrow and pointed, with almost similar sepals and petals.. The floral bracts are large and inflated.

The lip is reflexed. It bears a basal callus made up of two plates. It often ends in two tooth-like mounds.

Ada uses a "pseudoparasitism" method of attracting parasite pollinators, by mimicking their host.

They are not easy to cultivate, because of their high demands.

Ada (Ghana parliament constituency)

Ada is one of the constituencies represented in the Parliament of Ghana. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. The Ada constituency is located in the Dangme East District of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Ada (protein)

Ada, also called as O alkyl guanine transferase I (O AGT I), is an enzyme induced by treatment of bacterial cells with alkylating agents that mainly cause methylation damage. This phenomenon is called the adaptive response hence the name . Ada transfers the alkyl group from DNA bases and sugar-phosphate backbone to a cysteine residue, inactivating itself. Consequently, it reacts stoichiometrically with its substrate rather than catalytically and is referred to as a suicide enzyme. Methylation of Ada protein converts it into a self transcriptional activator, inducing its own gene expression and the expression of other genes which together with Ada help the cells repair alkylation damage. Ada removes the alkyl group attached to DNA bases like guanine (O-alkyl guanine) or thymine (O-alkyl thymine) and to the oxygen of the phosphodiester backbone of the DNA. However, Ada shows greater preference for O- alkyl guanine compared to either O-thymine and alkylated phosphotriesters. Ada enzyme has two active sites, one for the alkylated guanines and thymines and the other for alkylated phosphotriesters.

Ada (film)

Ada is a 1961 American political drama film made by Avon Productions and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Daniel Mann and produced by Lawrence Weingarten, with a screenplay by Arthur Sheekman and William Driskill based on the novel Ada Dallas by Wirt Williams. The musical score was by Bronislau Kaper and the cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. The art direction was by Edward Carfagno and George W. Davis and the costume design by Helen Rose.

The film stars Susan Hayward and Dean Martin along with Wilfrid Hyde-White, Ralph Meeker, and Martin Balsam.

Ada (food)

Ada or Ela Ada, is a traditional Kerala delicacy, consisting of rice parcels encased in a dough made of rice flour, with sweet fillings, steamed in banana leaf and served as an evening snack or as part of breakfast. It can be seen even in parts of Tamil Nadu as well. Grated coconut and rice flour are the two main ingredients. It's a snack made out of raw rice flour, sugar or jaggery and grated coconut. It is usually prepared on Onam. Poovada, is prepared in the tip end of the plantain leaf as the Nivedyam for Onam, into this ada goes, with the coconut filling, a sprinkling of the Thumbapoo(a white flower Leucas aspera), making it more auspicious. Sometimes banana is also added in the filing which is coconut-jaggery-banana filling. Spicy Ottada is a unique breakfast with maida and rice flour as the main ingredients. It can be also made without maida, but using the rice flour alone and it is not steamed instead cooked on Tava or flame. Sometimes the fillings inside ada would be Chakkavaratti (Jackfruit Jam). Ada is also given as Prasadam (Sacred Food) to devotees at temples in Kerala.

Ada (name)

Ada is a feminine given name. One source indicates it originates from a Germanic word meaning " nobility". It can also be a short form of names such as Adelaide and Adeline. The name also traces to Hebrew origin, sometimes spelt Adah - עָדָה, meaning " adornment".

The name has seen a slight increase in popularity in the United States in recent years, where it was the 646th most common name given to baby girls born there in 2007. It had been among the top 100 names for girls in the United States between 1880 and 1912 and remained in the top 1,000 names for girls until 1985. It first reappeared among the top 1,000 names for girls in 2004, after a 19 year absence. Finnish variant Aada was among the top ten most popular names given to newborn girls in Finland in 2013. The name is also commonly used in Norway, where it was the 66th most popular name for girls born in 2007.

Its increase in popularity has been attributed to the popularity of other "simple, old-fashioned names beginning with a vowel" such as Ava and Ella Some of its popularity might also be attributed to Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the daughter of George Gordon, Lord Byron, who has been called the first computer programmer by some historians. Ada, a computer programming language, was named in her honor. St. Ada was also the name of an early saint and of several medieval queens and princesses.

Usage examples of "ada".

Richard and Ada, and I hope in many happier scenes of life --you ever find anything in me which you can honestly think is better than it used to be, believe that it will have sprung up from to-night and that I shall owe it to you.

As Ada was a little frightened, I said, to humour the poor old lady, that we were much obliged to her.

As Ada said nothing, but looked at me, I said it must be very gratifying.

The evening was so very cold and the rooms had such a marshy smell that I must confess it was a little miserable, and Ada was half crying.

Her being so employed was, I must say, a great relief to me, for Richard told us that he had washed his hands in a pie-dish and that they had found the kettle on his dressing-table, and he made Ada laugh so that they made me laugh in the most ridiculous manner.

Quale, with large shining knobs for temples and his hair all brushed to the back of his head, who came in the evening, and told Ada he was a philanthropist, also informed her that he called the matrimonial alliance of Mrs.

Shaking her golden hair, Ada turned her eyes upon me with such laughing wonder that I was full of wonder too, partly at her beauty, partly at her surprise.

It set me thinking so that when Ada was asleep, I still remained before the fire, wondering and wondering about Bleak House, and wondering and wondering that yesterday morning should seem so long ago.

She still stood pouting and frowning at me, but presently put down her egg-cup and turned softly towards the bed where Ada lay.

Now it was Ada, now one of my old Reading friends from whom I could not believe I had so recently parted.

What with the bustle of dispatching Peepy and the bustle of getting myself ready and helping Ada, I was soon quite in a glow.

I was saved the disagreeable necessity of pursuing the subject by Richard and Ada coming up at a round pace, laughing and asking us if we meant to run a race.

She had taken my hand, and leading me and Miss Jellyby away, beckoned Richard and Ada to come too.

As he was half amused and half curious and all in doubt how to get rid of the old lady without offence, she continued to lead us away, and he and Ada continued to follow, our strange conductress informing us all the time, with much smiling condescension, that she lived close by.

One had only to fancy, as Richard whispered to Ada and me while we all stood looking in, that yonder bones in a corner, piled together and picked very clean, were the bones of clients, to make the picture complete.