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What is the Meaning of SCAD?

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SCAD is an acronym. An acronym is formed from the initials of the words in a phrase, to form an abbreviated word. The acronym SCAD has at least 14 various meanings. If in doubt as to the meaning, consider the words surrounding the acronym and the nature of the information you are reading to determine what the acronym may mean.

Schizoaffective Disorder

SCAD is a commonly used acronym for schizoaffective disorder. Schizoaffective disorder is a mental health condition, in which an individual experiences both schizophrenia symptoms and mood disorder symptoms. Common schizophrenia symptoms include hallucinations and delusions. Common mood disorder symptoms include mania or depression. "SCAD" is written on the patient's medical records as the diagnosis or possible diagnosis.

Savannah College of Art and Design

SCAD is a commonly used acronym for the Savannah College of Art and Design. The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private university that offers fine arts degrees. The college has enrollment of more than 9,000 students between its Savannah, Georgia, and Atlanta, Georgia, campuses.

Subsonic Cruise Armed Decoy

SCAD is a commonly used acronym for subsonic cruise armed decoy. Subsonic cruise armed decoys were approved for development in 1970 by the military; however, development was halted in 1973 based on the cost. Subsonic cruise armed decoys were decoy missiles that would be used on B-52 and B-1A bomber planes. The decoy missiles would simulate the bombers on radar screens and have the ability to disrupt enemy air-defense systems. SCAD is listed on military documents that discuss the building, drawings and drafts of subsonic cruise armed decoys.

South Carolina Association of the Deaf

SCAD is a commonly used acronym for the South Carolina Association of the Deaf. The South Carolina Association of the Deaf is an organization founded on August 16, 1911, that provides support and resources for South Carolina residents who are deaf and hard of hearing. They also work with local businesses to help them understand the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and their responsibilities under the act.

Smart Card Acceptor Device

SCAD is a commonly used acronym for smart card acceptor device. Smart card acceptor devices are small devices with a card slot, in which you can insert a smart card. A smart card looks like a credit card in both size and shape. The inside of a smart card contains an embedded microprocessor. This microprocessor holds various data about the smart card user. In Europe, smart cards are used as health insurance cards, but the card also contains pertinent medical information concerning the patient. Banking industries in Europe frequently use smart cards, however, smart cards in the banking industry in the United States are just beginning to be used. The smart card acceptor device is attached to a computer and when the smart card is inserted into the reader, all of the information on the card will appear.


Kallie Johnson began her writing career in 2009, contributing to various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She enjoys writing home and garden topics and considers herself an expert on do-it-yourself home improvement topics.

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