Fad



[fad] /fæd/

noun
1.
a temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct, etc., especially one followed enthusiastically by a group.
/fæd/
noun (informal)
1.
an intense but short-lived fashion; craze
2.
a personal idiosyncrasy or whim
noun
1.
(biochem) flavin adenine dinucleotide: an ester of riboflavin with ADP that acts as the prosthetic group for many flavoproteins See also FMN
n.

1834, “hobby, pet project;” 1881 as “fashion, craze,” perhaps shortened from fiddle-faddle. Or perhaps from French fadaise “trifle, nonsense,” ultimately from Latin fatuus “stupid.”

FAD abbr.
flavin adenine dinucleotide

[“FAD, A Simple and Powerful Database Language”, F. Bancilon et al, Proc 13th Intl Conf on VLDB, Brighton, England, Sep 1987].
1.
fish aggregating device
2.
flavin adenine dinucleotide

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