MAD


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AcronymDefinition
MADMutually Assured Destruction
MADMean Absolute Deviation
MADMadonna
MADMake A Difference
MADMoroccan Dirham (ISO currency code)
MADMpeg Audio Decoder
MADMind Altering Drug(s)
MADMilitärischer Abschirmdienst (Military Secret Service, Germany)
MADMobile Armor Division
MADMuseum of Arts & Design (formerly American Craft Museum)
MADMultiple Ascending Dose (clinical trials)
MADMedian Absolute Deviation
MADMean And Dirty (Inspector Gadget)
MADMultiwavelength Anomalous Diffraction
MADMaintien a Domicile (French: Housekeeper)
MADMarket Abuse Directive (UK)
MADMotivated and Determined
MADMean Absolute Difference
MADMosquito Abatement District
MADMyoadenylate Deaminase Deficiency
MADMaster Agility Dog (dog agility title)
MADMotorists Against Detection (UK anti speed camera group)
MADMajor Affective Disorder
MADMarine Aviation Detachment
MAdMouse Adenovirus
MADMultiple Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase
MADMadrid, Spain - Barajas (Airport Code)
MADMoisture and Density
MADMichigan Algorithmic Decoder
MADMessage Address Directory
MADMagara Arastirma Dernegi (cave research society, Turkey)
MADMiddle-Aged Dating
MADmilitary air distress (US DoD)
MADMagnetic Audio Device
MADMemory Address Driver (BIOS)
MADMontana Association of the Deaf
MADMultiple Access Device
MADMy Adorable Darling
MADMAC-Address Descriptor (Cisco)
MADMagazine des Arts et du Divertissement (French: Arts and Entertainment Magazine; Belgium)
MADMass Acceleration Diagram
MADMean Administrative Delay (ITU-T)
MADMean Aerodynamic Diameter
MADMaladjusted, Antisocial, and Darn Mean (Tom of Thumb)
MADMaintenance Assembly-Disassembly
MADMini Attack Drone
MADMis-Aligned Die (coinage)
MADMaximum Allowable Delay
MADMotorcycle Adventure Destinations
MADMaster Account Domain
MADMixed Anxiety and Depression disorder
MADMedical Anchor Desk
MADMultiaperture Device
MADManaging Archaeological Data
MADMission Area Deficiency
MADMarina Academic Decathlon (Huntington Beach, California)
MADMaster of Air Defense
MADMargin for Adverse Deviation (finance; also seen as MFAD)
MADMarket Analysis Dormancy
MADMajor Activity Director
MADMission Area Directorate
MADMobility and Directories
MADMilitary Assistance Division (US European Command EUCOM)
MADMaintenance Action Directive
MADMilieuAdviesDienst Regionaal (Dutch: regional environment advice service)
MADMajor Account Designation
MADMaximum Applicable Dose
MADManagement Accounting Division
MADMagnetic Anomaly Detector/Detection
MADMedia Advertising and Design (various locations)
MADMastertronic Added Dimension (game publisher)
MADMember Appreciation Day (various organizations)
MADMultiple Administrative Domain (computing)
MADMothers against Decapentaplegic (protein)
MaDMommy and Daddy (scientists; University of California, San Francisco)
MADMayhem and Destruction (gaming clan)
MaDManufacturing and Design (various locations)
MADMesophilic Anaerobic Digestion
MADMusic Art Dance (various organizations)
References in classic literature ?
Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here.
It was worse losing the ass," replied Sancho, "for with him lint and all were lost; but I beg of your worship not to remind me again of that accursed liquor, for my soul, not to say my stomach, turns at hearing the very name of it; and I beg of you, too, to reckon as past the three days you allowed me for seeing the mad things you do, for I take them as seen already and pronounced upon, and I will tell wonderful stories to my lady; so write the letter and send me off at once, for I long to return and take your worship out of this purgatory where I am leaving you.
Yes; we have an instance here; it was by always offering a million of francs to the governor for his liberty that an abbe became mad, who was in this chamber before you.
He himself felt the daring spirit of a savage religion mad.
Here it was joined by a river of greater magnitude and swifter current, and their united waters swept off through the valley in one impetuous stream, which, from its rapidity and turbulence, had received the name of the Mad River.
Den he pegan to laugh, soft and low, und I know und thank God dot he was mad.
At the hearin' of this, ye may swear, though, I was as mad as a grasshopper, but I remimbered that I was Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, Barronitt, and that it wasn't althegither gentaal to lit the anger git the upper hand o' the purliteness, so I made light o' the matter and kipt dark, and got quite sociable wid the little chap, and afther a while what did he do but ask me to go wid him to the widdy's, saying he wud give me the feshionable inthroduction to her leddyship.
The victorious warriors who had followed Carthoris joined in the mad demonstration, and amidst the wild confusion and the tumult and the cheering, Dejah Thoris and I passed out into the gorgeous garden of the jeddaks that graces the inner courtyard of the palace of Kadabra.
With still greater reason, accordingly, when the prisoner has gone mad, and might bite and make a terrible disturbance in the Bastile; why, in such a case, it is not simply an act of mere charity to wish him dead; it would be almost a good and even commendable action, quietly to have him put out of his misery.
Before him slaves and gorilla-men fought in mad stampede to escape the menace of the creature's death agonies, for such only could that frightful charge have been.
She saw upon the altar the only creature that ever had aroused the fires of love within her virgin breast; she saw the beast-faced fanatic who would one day be her mate, unless she found another less repulsive, standing with the burning torch ready to ignite the pyre; yet with all her mad passion for the ape-man she would give the word to apply the flame if Tarzan's final answer was unsatisfactory.
He had now cast from him the last vestige of his loyalty for his employer, and thus freed had determined to use every means within his power to win Professor Maxon's daughter, and with her the heritage of wealth which he knew would be hers should her father, through some unforeseen mishap, meet death before he could return to civilization and alter his will, a contingency which von Horn knew he might have to consider should he marry the girl against her father's wishes, and thus thwart the crazed man's mad, but no less dear project.