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  1. (international standards, aviation) IATA airport code for Andakombe Airport, which serves Andakombe, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea.



ADC (countable and uncountable, plural ADCs)

  1. Initialism of aide-de-camp. and postnominal.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, “Three and—an Extra”, in Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio Society, published 2005, page 13:
      Then ‘the ADC in Waiting was commanded by Their Excellencies, Lord and Lady Lytton, to invite Mr and Mrs Cusack-Bremmil to Peterhoff on July 26 at 9.30 p.p.’
  2. (electronics) Initialism of analog-to-digital converter.
  3. Initialism of aid to dependent children.
  4. (aerospace) Abbreviation of air defense command or aerospace defense command.
  5. (aerospace) Abbreviation of air defense center or aerospace defense center.
  6. Initialism of antibody-drug conjugate.
    • 2020, Catalent, Life Science Leader[1]:
      Catalent’s SMARTag® technology platform offers ADC and biologics developers a one-step toolkit to develop optimized ADCs and bioconjugates.
  7. Initialism of automatic distance control.
  8. Initialism of after-death communication.

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