FAQ

[ 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.

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Origin of FAQ

1985–90; f(requently)a(sked)q(uestions)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH FAQ

facts, FAQs , fax.
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British Dictionary definitions for FAQ (1 of 2)

FAQ

abbreviation for

computing frequently asked question or questions: a text file containing basic information on a particular subject

British Dictionary definitions for FAQ (2 of 2)

f.a.q.

abbreviation for

commerce fair average quality
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Cultural definitions for FAQ

FAQ
[ (fak) ]

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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