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= F =
FAQ /F-A-Q/ or /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 version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.