ADP: Meaning and Definition of


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  1. Also calledan ester of adenosine and pyrophosphoric acid, CHNOHPO, derived from ATP, and serving to transfer energy during glycolysis.
  2. automatic data processing: the processing of data by computers or related devices, using techniques that reduce human intervention to a minimum. Cf. EDP, IDP.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • adp (Thesaurus)