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Mad or MAD may refer to:

MAD may be an acronym for:

  • Magnetic Audio Device, a brand of acoustic hailing device, initially designed at the request of the US military to deliver clear, intelligible commands over long distances
  • Mutual assured destruction, a doctrine of military strategy
  • MAD programming language (short for Michigan Algorithm Decoder)
  • M.A.D. or Mastertronic Added Dimension, a 1980s computer software label owned by Mastertronic
  • MAD Multiply and Add, a low level instruction for computer processors
  • Magnetic airborne detector
  • Magnetic anomaly detector, a scientific instrument and anti-submarine warfare detection device
  • Malevolent Agency of Destruction, a fictional evil organization led by Dr. Claw from the cartoon series Inspector Gadget
  • Mandibular advancement device, an appliance worn in the mouth to treat obstructive sleep apnea or snoring
  • Maximal areal density
  • Mean absolute deviation, a statistical measure of variability
  • Median absolute deviation, a statistical measure of variability, more resistant to outliers
  • Mean absolute distance, a mathematical function
  • Meg and Dia, American indie rock band
  • Methodical Accelerator Design, Particle accelerator simulation tool
  • MIFARE Application Directory, a data structure on MIFARE contactless chips
  • Militärischer Abschirmdienst, the Military Counterintelligence division of the German Army
  • MPEG Audio Decoder, an audio decompression software
  • Multi-wavelength anomalous dispersion, a technique used in X-ray crystallography
  • Multiple Access Dialer, a dialer developed by Compuspec that can access a variety of telecom networks in case one service is not available
  • Multi-conjugate Adaptive optics Demonstrator, astronomical method of using multiple guide stars and deformable mirrors to sense and correct for the distortions produced by turbulence in Earth's atmosphere
  • Museum of Arts & Design, located in New York City


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

mad (comparative madder, superlative maddest)

  1. Insane; mentally deranged.
    You want to spend $1000 on a pair of shoes? Are you mad?
    He's got this mad idea that he's irresistible to women.
  2. (chiefly US; UK dated + regional) Angry, annoyed.
    Are you mad at me?
  3. Wildly confused or excited.
  4. Extremely foolish or unwise; irrational; imprudent.
  5. (colloquial) (usually as mad for or mad about) Extremely enthusiastic about; crazy about; infatuated with; overcome with desire for.
    Aren't you just mad for that red dress?
  6. (of animals) abnormally ferocious or furious; or, rabid, affected with rabies.
    A mad dog
  7. (slang, chiefly Northeastern US) Intensifier, signifies an abundance or high quality of a thing; much or many.
    I gotta give you mad props for scoring us those tickets.
    Their lead guitarist has mad skills.
    There's always mad girls at those parties.

Synonyms

Translations

Adverb

mad (not comparable)

Positive
mad

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (slang, chiefly NY) Intensifier; to a large degree; extremely; exceedingly; very; unbelievably.
    He was driving mad slow.
    It's mad hot today.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Verb

Infinitive
to mad

Third person singular
mads

Simple past
madded

Past participle
madded

Present participle
madding

to mad (third-person singular simple present mads, present participle madding, simple past and past participle madded)

  1. To madden, to anger, to frustrate.

Anagrams


Breton

Adjective

mad

  1. good

Noun

mad

  1. goodness

Danish

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old Norse matr.

Noun

mad c. (singular definite maden, not used in plural form)

  1. food

Noun

mad c. (singular definite madden, plural indefinite madder)

  1. sandwich, bread and butter

Inflection


Palauan

Noun

mad

  1. eye

Welsh

Adjective

mad

  1. good
  2. lucky, fortunate
  3. suitable

Noun

mad m.

  1. goodness







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