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 Active Directory
MADMicrosoft Access Module
MADMemory Access Controller Driver
MADMuxed Address Delay
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
MADMiddle-Aged Dating
MADMagara Arastirma Dernegi (cave research society, Turkey)
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
MADMotorcycle Adventure Destinations
MADMixed Anxiety and Depression disorder
MADMaster Account Domain
MADMedical Anchor Desk
MADMultiaperture Device
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)
MADMajor Activity Director
MADMission Area Directorate
MADMilitary Assistance Division (US European Command EUCOM)
MADMobility and Directories
MADMarket Analysis Dormancy
MADMilieuAdviesDienst Regionaal (Dutch: regional environment advice service)
MADMaintenance Action Directive
MADMaximum Applicable Dose
MADMajor Account Designation
MADMagnetic Anomaly Detector/Detection
MADManagement Accounting Division
MADMission Assignment Discret (US Air Force)
MADMedia Advertising and Design (various locations)
References in periodicals archive ?
Just to remind Bipin Rawat, a nuclear explosion under the sea near Mumbai could create a tsunami as high as 100 meters drowning the city in one hour; so next time you talk of 'Calling Pakistan's nuclear bluff', do read the doctrine of MAD or Mutually Assured Destruction.
In contrast, in south Asia, Indian's BMD overwhelms the concept of mutually assured destruction and hands over the accountability to uphold strategic symmetry exclusively in the hands of the Pakistan.
In To Kill Nations: American Strategy in the Air-Atomic Age and the Rise of Mutually Assured Destruction, Edward Kaplan skillfully examines the conceptual context behind an overlooked period of American strategic thought: the air-atomic age where the United States Air Force explored how to fight and win a nuclear war with the Soviet Union.
First, in light of the usability of atomic weapons, demonstrated on 6 and 9 August 1945, Kaplan asks how nuclear weapons came to be unusable through a strategy of mutually assured destruction (MAD).
In the event of any nuclear conflict in our world today, there would be Mutually Assured Destruction -- MAD.
For too long, it has been assumed that the insane concept of mutually assured destruction would sustain stability and non-proliferation.
As Putin has amassed the Russian military might on the border with this restive area, the European and American chancelleries are quite apprehensive of Moscow's incursion in this Ukrainian part as well, even though of which chances look very little, given the mutually assured destruction capabilities of both Russia and the United States.
The EU is dependent on Russian natural gas; it's an economic mutually assured destruction.
The governor's investments of political capital have a purpose beyond keeping unions and corporations from engaging in tactics of mutually assured destruction.
THE SILENT WAR (9pm BBC Two) PERHAPS the most surprising aspect of the terrifying Cold War strategy of Mutually Assured Destruction (or MAD) was that it actually worked.
Logically, we take the view that there will eventually be a step back from Mutually Assured Destruction, but the probability is obviously not zero.
But in reality, given the diminishing influence and impact of the world body in crisis situations, the fear of mutually assured destruction has so far prevented the big powers from adopting adventurist action against each other.