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Definitions of adp word

  • noun adp adenosine diphosphate; a nucleotide derived from ATP with the liberation of energy that is then used in the performance of muscular work 3
  • noun adp a nucleotide, C10H15N5O10P2, present in, and vital to the energy processes of, all living cells: during biological oxidations energy is stored in the ATP molecule as ADP is converted to ATP, which later converts back to ADP, releasing the energy needed for muscular contractions, photosynthesis, bioluminescence, biosynthesis, etc. 3
  • abbreviation ADP automatic data processing 3
  • noun adp Initialism of adenosine diphosphate. 0

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Origin of adp

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45

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adp popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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