- 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)
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- computing frequently asked question or questions: a text file containing basic information on a particular subject
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acronym from frequently asked questions, by 1990.
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