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[fak, ef-ey-kyoo] /fæk, ˈɛfˈeɪˈkyu/
noun, plural FAQs, FAQ's. Chiefly Digital Technology.
a document, in question and answer format, that introduces newcomers to a topic or answers common questions.
Origin of FAQ
1985-90; f(requently) a(sked) q(uestions)
Can be confused
facts, FAQs, fax. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for FAQ


(computing) frequently asked question or questions: a text file containing basic information on a particular subject
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for FAQ

acronym from frequently asked questions, by 1990.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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FAQ in Culture
FAQ [(fak)]

An abbreviation for frequently asked question. A list that provides answers to common questions asked by visitors to a Web site.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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Slang definitions & phrases for FAQ



A set of frequently asked questions, often with their answers: The best thing to do first is to read the FAQ, the list of frequently asked questions (1990s+ Computer)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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