[fak, ef-ey-kyoo]
noun, plural FAQs, FAQ's. Chiefly Digital Technology.
  1. 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 confusedfacts FAQs fax
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British Dictionary definitions for faq


abbreviation for
  1. computing frequently asked question or questions: a text file containing basic information on a particular subject
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Word Origin and History for faq



acronym from frequently asked questions, by 1990.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

faq in Culture



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

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