MAD


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AcronymDefinition
MADMutually Assured Destruction
MADMean Absolute Deviation
MADMadonna
MADMake A Difference
MADMommy and Daddy (scientists; University of California, San Francisco)
MADMoroccan Dirham (ISO currency code)
MADManufacturing and Design (various locations)
MADMen Are Dumb
MADMusic Art Dance (various organizations)
MADMayhem and Destruction (gaming clan)
MADMy African Dream
MADMastertronic Added Dimension (game publisher)
MADMitotic Arrest Deficient (cells)
MADMandibular Advancement Device (sleep apnea)
MADMothers against Decapentaplegic (protein)
MADModified Atkins Diet
MADMultimedia Art Design (various locations)
MADMpeg Audio Decoder
MADMember Appreciation Day (various organizations)
MADMilitary Appreciation Day
MADMind Altering Drug(s)
MADMicrosoft Access Module
MADMicrosoft Active Directory
MADMuxed Address Delay
MADMemory Access Controller Driver
MADMilitärischer Abschirmdienst (Military Secret Service, Germany)
MADMobile Armor Division
MADMuseum of Arts & Design (formerly American Craft Museum)
MADMid-Atlantic District (various meanings)
MADMesophilic Anaerobic Digestion
MADMean Annual Discharge (stream flow)
MADMultiple Ascending Dose (clinical trials)
MADMedian Absolute Deviation
MADMean And Dirty (Inspector Gadget)
MADMultiwavelength Anomalous Diffraction
MADMathematicians of the African Diaspora (University at Buffalo; New York)
MADMaintien a Domicile (French: Housekeeper)
MADMinimum Approach Distance (electrical safety)
MADMaterial Availability Date
MADMinistry of Administration and Digitalization (Poland)
MADMarket Abuse Directive (UK)
MADMotivated and Determined
MADMean Absolute Difference
MADMosquito Abatement District
MADMilitary Air Distress (US DoD)
MADMyoadenylate Deaminase Deficiency
MADMaster Agility Dog (dog agility title)
MADMusic and Design
MADMotorists Against Detection (UK anti speed camera group)
MADMajor Affective Disorder
MADMaintenance Analysis Data
MADMarine Aviation Detachment
MADMouse Adenovirus
MADMultiple Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase
MADMultiple Administrative Domain (computing)
MADMadrid, Spain - Barajas (Airport Code)
MADMoisture and Density
MADMichigan Algorithmic Decoder
MADMessage Address Directory
MADMagara Arastirma Dernegi (cave research society, Turkey)
MADMiddle-Aged Dating
MADMagnetic Audio Device
MADMemory Address Driver (BIOS)
MADMontana Association of the Deaf
MADMultiple Access Device
MADMale Approval Desire
MADMine Assembly Depot (US Navy)
MADModify, Adapt, Depend (environment)
MADMy Adorable Darling
MADMothers against the Draft
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)
MADMini Attack Drone
MADMaintenance Assembly-Disassembly
MADMis-Aligned Die (coinage)
MADMaximum Allowable Delay
MADMaster Account Domain
MADMixed Anxiety and Depression disorder
MADMotorcycle Adventure Destinations
MADMultiaperture Device
MADMedical Anchor Desk
MADMission Area Deficiency
MADManaging Archaeological Data
MADMarina Academic Decathlon (Huntington Beach, California)
MADMaster of Air Defense
MADMargin for Adverse Deviation (finance; also seen as MFAD)
MADMobility and Directories
MADMarket Analysis Dormancy
MADMajor Activity Director
MADMission Area Directorate
MADMilitary Assistance Division (US European Command EUCOM)
MADMilieuAdviesDienst Regionaal (Dutch: regional environment advice service)
MADMaintenance Action Directive
MADMajor Account Designation
MADMaximum Applicable Dose
MADManagement Accounting Division
MADMission Assignment Discret (US Air Force)
MADMagnetic Anomaly Detector/Detection
MADMedia Advertising and Design (various locations)
References in classic literature ?
`To begin with,' said the Cat, `a dog's not mad. You grant that?'
`I've seen hatters before,' she said to herself; `the March Hare will be much the most interesting, and perhaps as this is May it won't be raving mad--at least not so mad as it was in March.' As she said this, she looked up, and there was the Cat again, sitting on a branch of a tree.
The human eye is an imperfect instrument; its range is but a few octaves of the real 'chromatic scale.' I am not mad; there are colors that we cannot see.
"Do you mean to say that my father in a mad attempt to usurp the functions of God created that awful thing?" she asked in a low, faint voice, "and that there are others like it upon the island?"
Those whom thou didst send to destroy her spared her, because they thought her mad. I have carried out the commandment of the king; I have slain her, mad or sane, whom the king commanded should be killed, and I have earned not death, but a reward."
Belave me, my jewel, it was Sir Pathrick that was unreasonable mad thin, and the more by token that the Frinchman kipt an wid his winking at the widdy; and the widdy she kept an wid the squazing of my flipper, as much as to say, "At him again, Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, mavourneen:" so I just ripped out wid a big oath, and says I;
So, Sir Knight of the Rueful Countenance, I say you not only may and ought to do mad freaks for her sake, but you have a good right to give way to despair and hang yourself; and no one who knows of it but will say you did well, though the devil should take you; and I wish I were on my road already, simply to see her, for it is many a day since I saw her, and she must be altered by this time, for going about the fields always, and the sun and the air spoil women's looks greatly.
"I am not an abbe, I am not mad; perhaps I shall be, but at present, unfortunately, I am not.
He pulled at it and, wrench- ing it free, swung up its red brilliancy with a mad cry of exultation even as the color bearer, gasping, lurched over in a final throe and, stiff- ening convulsively, turned his dead face to the ground.
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."
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.
It had been the spring, it will be remembered, that had prompted them to go on pilgrimage; and me, too, the spring was filling with strange, undefinable longings, and though I flattered myself that I had set out in pursuance of a definitely taken resolve, I had really no more freedom in the matter than the children who followed at the heels of the mad piper.