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What Does MDA Mean?MDA means "MDMA (Ecstasy)" or "Media Development Authority (Singapore)".
MDMA (Ecstasy)MDMA is a synthetic drug that acts as a stimulant and hallucinogen. It is a popular recreational drug which produces an energizing effect and promotes enhanced enjoyment from sensory experiences.
Media Development Authority (Singapore)The Media Development Authority was established in Singapore in 2003, to regulate the media industry (including the internet) and make it competitive. In 2016, the MDA was reorganised and renamed the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).
Summary of Key Points"MDMA (Ecstasy)" is the most common definition for MDA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Image for MDAWhen I write MDA, I mean this:
MDA also means Media Development Authority (Singapore).
Examples of MDA in SentencesHere are examples of MDA being used in conversations:
- Toni: Do you have any MDA?
- Rob: Why would I have that sh*t?! (Here, MDA means "MDMA (Ecstasy)".)
- Claire: Did you confirm the details of the launch with the MDA?
- Charlie: Yes, all done. Did you know they are now the IMDA? (Here, MDA means "Media Development Authority (Singapore)".)
An Academic Look at MDAWhether used with the meaning "MDMA (Ecstasy)" or to mean "Media Development Authority (Singapore)", MDA is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Emm Dee Ay"). Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we might have just said "Ecstasy" or something like "E-bombs" instead of using MDA with the meaning "MDMA (Ecstasy)".
The "Media Development Authority (Singapore)" didn't exist before the digital era.
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