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MAD

[¦em¦ā′dē or mad]
(electromagnetism)

MAD

(language)
1. Michigan Algorithm Decoder.

2. A data flow language.

["Implementation of Data Structures on a Data Flow Computer", D.L. Bowen, Ph.D. Thesis, Victoria U Manchester, Apr 1981].
References in classic literature ?
In the name of the God of mercy; let them pour the maddening liquor down their throats and feel for one brief moment that they live!
It is very marked when you fight--there is the same grim smile, the same maddening contempt for your adversary apparent in every movement of your bodies and in every changing expression of your faces.
Had the fall not entirely blocked my further passage and shown me that I had followed the wrong course I believe that I should have fled anyway before the maddening tumult.
The circle of warriors about the cringing captive drew closer and closer to their prey as they danced in wild and savage abandon to the maddening music of the drums.
The man's insolence was maddening, but we could not resent it.