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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ADP

  1. adenosine diphosphate: a nucleotide that functions in the transfer of energy during the catabolism of glucose, formed by the removal of a phosphate from adenosine triphosphate and composed of adenine, ribose, and two phosphate groups.

    Category: Biochemistry

    Ref: Compare ATP.

  2. automatic data processing.

    Category: Computers

Origin of ADP:

1940–45

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adenosine diphosphate, ADP(noun)

    an ester of adenosine that is converted to ATP for energy storage

  2. automatic data processing, ADP(noun)

    data processing by a computer

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