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Fad appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Pure nets? – a fad!… I did a fastener up.
  • Was no den I distend a fad nets I dined on saw?
  • Straw? No, too stupid a fad, I put soot on warts.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun fad:

Video footage: 1930s - Roller skating is a fad in 1934.
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Definition of the noun fad

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noun - plural: fads

  1. an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    • example: he always follows the latest fads
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of fad: craze / cult / furor / furore / rage
    • more generic word: fashion = the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior


FAD is a record label.


  1. Fad: A fad is any form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed enthusiastically for a period of time, generally as a result of the behavior being perceived as popular by one's peers or being deemed "cool" by social media. A fad is said to "catch on" when the number of people adopting it begins to increase rapidly. The behavior will normally fade quickly once the perception of novelty is gone.
    • also known as craze, meme
  2. Fad a.k.a. BRCA2 and BRCA2 are a human gene and its protein product, respectively. The official symbol and the official name are maintained by the HGNC. Orthologs, styled Brca2 and Brca2, are common in other mammal species. BRCA2 is a human tumor suppressor gene, found in all humans; its protein, also called by the synonym breast cancer type 2 susceptibility protein, is responsible for repairing DNA.
    • also known as breast cancer 2, early onset; Fanconi anemia, complementation group D1; breast cancer susceptibility protein BRCA2; OTTHUMP00000042401; breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility gene, early onset; BRCA1/BRCA2-containing complex, subunit 2; breast cancer 2 tumor suppressor
  3. Fad a.k.a. PSEN1: Presenilin-1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PSEN1 gene. Presenilin 1 is one of the four core proteins in presenilin complex, which mediate the regulated proteolytic events of several proteins in the cell, including gamma secretase. Gamma-secretase is considered to play a very important role in generation of beta amyloid, accumulation of which is related to the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, from the beta-amyloid precursor protein.
    • also known as presenilin 1 (Alzheimer disease 3), presenilin 1
  4. fad is a gene.
  5. Fad a.k.a. Wagi Language: Wagi, also known as Kamba or Foran, is a Papuan language of Papua New Guinea.
    • also known as Mis-kemba, Kamba, Foran, Furan
  6. Fad a.k.a. Fanconi anemia, complementation group D2 is a gene.
    • also known as type 4 Fanconi pancytopenia, Fanconi anemia complementation group D2

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Google previewTextbook of Medical Biochemistry (2014)

by Dinesh Puri

FAD- dependent enzymes: FAD is a constituent of the Complex II of the respiratory chain. FAD is a ...

Google previewFamily Functioning Scale Validation: A Rasch Analysis

The FAD is a 60 item survey that addresses six identified family functioning dimensions: problem solving,

Google previewBiochemistry (2013)

by Denise R. Ferrier

dehydrogenase (NAD+/FAD is an electron acceptor in a redox reaction) , oxidase (O2 is the acceptor, and oxygen atoms are not incorporated into substrate), ...

Google previewWestern Advertising (1920)

The most notable example of the underproduction of what may well be called a fad is that of pearls.

Google previewThe Atlantic Monthly (1920)

Unlike the hobby, the fad is a gregarious animal, running in packs. Its intelligence is that known as mob-mind. Growing girls love it best; and yet it is not scorned as horseflesh by the most staid. Even such solemn people as educators are great ...

Google previewThe Little Emperors’ New Toys (2013)

A Critical Inquiry into Children and Television in China by Bin Zhao

Seen from a global perspective, the Transformers fad is a long-range ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Obesity (2008)

by Kathleen Keller

a NuTRiTioN faD is a particular food or supplement which is rendered fashionable for the moment by general public acceptance and practice. A nutrition fad may be a style of cooking, a specific food, or inclusion, exclusion, or combination of ...

Google previewBiological Properties (2012)

by Walter Lovenberg

biosynthetic enzyme from Lactobacillus bulgaricus favors the hypothesis that FAD is the site of reaction with pyridine nucleotides (Taylor et al., 1971). However , as this enzyme also lacks iron, the argument is 9. IRON—SULFUR ...

Google previewFashion Design (2012)

The Complete Guide by John Hopkins

A fad is a shortlived cycle; the standard cycle represents a fuller seasonal cycle and the classic cycle is more prolonged, within which a style endures beyond seasonal trends. Each cycle may be measured through a series of stages according ...

Google previewParticle Adhesion and Removal (2015)

by K. L. Mittal, Ravi Jaiswal

FAD is the force resulting from all the forces acting to keep a particle adhered to the substrate surface. A filament from a wiper is moving with a velocity, u0, across the surface. FPush is the force from a wiper filament striking the particle.

Google previewA Treatise on Surveying (1828)

Containing the Theory and Practice: to which is Prefixed a Perspicuous System of Plane Trigonometry. The Whole Clearly Demonstrated and Illustrated by a Large Number of Appropriate Examples, Particularly Adapted to the Use of Schools by John Gummere

BAD and ACB; therefore FAD is the difference of the unknown angles ABC, ACB, and FCD, at the circumference is the half of that difference; but because of the parallels DC, FG, the angles GFC, FCD are equal; therefore GFC is equal to half ...

Google previewDictionary of Medical Abbreviations (2016)

The World's most comprehensive list of English-language medical abbreviations and acronyms by Burt Vance

FAD = familial ...

Google previewFocaloir Gaoidhilge-Sax-Bhearla Or an Irish-English Dictionary (1768)

FAD ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dietary Supplements (Print) (2004)

by Paul M. Coates, M. Coates Paul, Marc Blackman, Marc R. Blackman, Gordon M. Cragg, Mark Levine, Jeffrey D. White, Joel Moss, Mark A. Levine

and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). relationships of the various biologically active flavins have been comprehensively reviewed.[13] One physical property of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pseudoscience (2013)

From Alien Abductions to Zone Therapy by William F. Williams

Many fad diets are starvation or semistarvation diets, requiring 600 -800 calories per day or fewer. Fad diets usually stress one food or food type to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). Synonym Riboflavin Definition Vitamin B2 or riboflavin is chemically defined as 7,8-dimemyl-10-(lY-D-ribityl)isoalloxazine. Figure 1 shows the oxidized ...

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Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage. (Charlie Chaplin)
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