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ˈfak How to pronounce FAQ (audio)
: a document (as on a website) that provides answers to a list of typical questions that users might ask regarding a particular subject
check the FAQ
also : a question included in such a document
a list of FAQs


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fair average quality

Examples of FAQ in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Further Reading Nothing Phone 2 hands-on: Pro-repair styling without the functionality Even today, almost a year later, the company does not answer these questions in its FAQ. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 14 Nov. 2023 Here's the Real Reason Why Chick-fil-A Is Closed on Sundays Chick-fil-A's website has even devoted an FAQ page to the question, since so many people have wondered about the phrase over the years. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 13 Nov. 2023 But gambling is prohibited in UAE waters, so casinos are prohibited from operating while docked, according to Costa Cruises and Oceania’s FAQ pages. Aimee Look, CNN, 7 Sep. 2023 Another question in the FAQ asks whether removing such a post, or offering credit, would suffice to avoid litigation. Bill Donahue, Billboard, 30 Aug. 2023 However, the state Department of Revenue has an FAQ page about the accounts and their tax benefits. Journal Sentinel, 30 Aug. 2023 There will be no cancellation or change fees, per the theme park's FAQ page. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 29 Aug. 2023 Alternatively, readers can select a query from an FAQ list, which is AI-generated but based on what people are asking and clicking on. Mia Sato, The Verge, 25 Aug. 2023 The price hike from $9 to $10 was revealed by a FAQ page on Amazon’s Music site, spotted by The Hollywood Reporter. Boone Ashworth, WIRED, 19 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History



frequently asked questions

First Known Use


1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of FAQ was in 1987

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“FAQ.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/FAQ. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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