: a nucleotide C10H15N5O10P2 composed of adenosine and two phosphate groups that is formed in living cells as an intermediate between ATP and AMP and that is reversibly converted to ATP for the storing of energy by the addition of a high-energy phosphate group

called also adenosine diphosphate

Examples of ADP in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those reasons, the top city for new degree holders isn't New York or San Francisco, or any other similarly popular metro area whose main drawback is its high cost of living, according to a new study from the ADP Research Institute (ADPRI). Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 8 July 2024 The designer for the dealership was Meridian’s ADP Architects, which had weekly meetings with Tesla’s project managers. Elena Gastaldo, Idaho Statesman, 5 July 2024 During the Great Resignation, as record numbers of Americans changed jobs amid the labor crunch, median yearly wage growth for job switchers peaked at 16.4% In June 2022, according to payroll processor ADP. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2024 The People at Work report, conducted by payroll services company ADP, found that only one in four millennials, classed as 24-34-year-olds, would prioritize daily enjoyment of their work when picking a job. Byryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 26 June 2024 The June 5 report from payroll company ADP shows that the median annual pay in Wisconsin in May reached $59,000, up 5.3% from a year ago. David Clarey, Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2024 That report is much more comprehensive than Wednesday’s from ADP, and economists expect Friday’s data to show a slight pickup in overall hiring. Eli Joseph, Fortune, 5 June 2024 According to data from payroll services provider ADP, the median pay for professional services new hires is just shy of the $40,000 mark. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 5 May 2024 But pay increases have spiked again in the past two months, with the annual rise hitting 10% in March, the highest since July 2023 and significantly above the pre-pandemic level, ADP figures show. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

adenosine diphosphate

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ADP was in 1942

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“ADP.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ADP. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

ADP

noun
ˌā-ˌdē-ˈpē How to pronounce ADP (audio)
ā-ˈdē-ˌpē
: a compound formed in living cells that reacts to form ATP

Medical Definition

: a nucleotide C10H15N5O10P2 composed of adenosine and two phosphate groups that is formed in living cells as an intermediate between ATP and AMP and that is reversibly converted to ATP for the storing of energy by the addition of a high-energy phosphate group

called also adenosine diphosphate

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