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ADL (plural ADLs)

  1. (occupational therapy) Initialism of activity of daily living, an activity such as bathing, feeding, or relieving oneself.
    • 2009, Marfan Syndrome and Schizophrenia: A Case Report and Literature Review, by Mary Lemberg, MD and Alexander W. Thompson, MD, MBA:
      She presented the second time unable to perform her ADLs with latent and perseverative speech, thought blocking, disorganized thought processes and behavior, delusions of being poisoned, and was preoccupied with bizarre physical symptoms.
  2. (programming) Initialism of argument-dependent lookup, a feature of C++ in which the compiler chooses a function based on its argument.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Initialism of Anti-Defamation League.
  2. Initialism of Animal Defense League.