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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a list of questions that are frequently asked (about a given topic) along with their answers;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

FAQ \FAQ\ (f[a^]k), FAQ list \FAQ" list`\ (f[a^]k"l[i^]st`), FAQlist \FAQ"list\ (f[a^]k"l[i^]st`), pr. n. [acronym from Frequently Asked Questions.] A list of questions and answers concerning a specific topic, such as how to use a particular computer program. Many such lists contain answers to the most commonly asked questions about that topic, however the questions need not derive from actual queries. Such lists are often maintained in electronic form and made available on the World Wide Web. [acronym] [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

FAQ n 1: a list of questions that are frequently asked (about a given topic) along with their answers
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions (slang, Usenet)
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

FAQ /F?A?Q/, /fak/, n. [Usenet] 1. A Frequently Asked Question. 2. A compendium of accumulated lore, posted periodically to high-volume newsgroups in an attempt to forestall such questions. Some people prefer the term ?FAQ list? or ?FAQL? /fa'kl/, reserving ?FAQ? for sense 1. This lexicon itself serves as a good example of a collection of one kind of lore, although it is far too big for a regular FAQ posting. Examples: ?What is the proper type of NULL?? and ?What's that funny name for the # character?? are both Frequently Asked Questions. Several FAQs refer readers to the Jargon File.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

frequently asked question FAQ FAQL FAQ list (FAQ, or rarely FAQL, FAQ list) A document provided for many Usenet newsgroups (and, more recently, web services) which attempts to answer questions which new readers often ask. These are maintained by volunteers and posted regularly to the newsgroup. You should always consult the FAQ list for a group before posting to it in case your question or point is common knowledge. The collection of all FAQ lists is one of the most precious and remarkable resources on the Internet. It contains a huge wealth of up-to-date expert knowledge on many subjects of common interest. Accuracy of the information is greatly assisted by its frequent exposure to criticism by an interested, and occasionally well-informed, audience (the readers of the relevant newsgroup). The main FTP archive for FAQs is on a computer called RTFM at MIT, where they can be accessed either by group (ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/comp.answers/) or by hierarchy (ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-hierarchy/). There is another archive at Imperial College (ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/news-info/), London, UK and a web archive in Ohio (http://cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/top.html), USA. The FAQs are also posted to Usenet newsgroups: news:comp.answers, news:news.answers and news:alt.answers. (1997-12-08)