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[mass noun] A high-level computer programming language used chiefly in real-time computerized control systems, e.g. for aircraft navigation.
- ‘It is assumed that you already know the syntax of Ada and have a rudimentary understanding of the semantics.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There are a good deal of books you can buy that offer good to excellent quality teaching materials for learning Ada and all its inner technologies.’
1980s: named after Ada Lovelace (see Lovelace, Ada).
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