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FAQ - frequently asked questions

Pronounced as separate letters, or as "fak," and short for frequently asked questions, a FAQ is an online documentthat poses a series of common questions and answers on a specific topic. FAQs originated in Usenet groups as a way to answer questions about the rules of the service. Today, there are FAQs on the Web for many topics, ranging from programming langauges to gardening tips.

Frequently, FAQs are formatted as help files or hypertextdocuments.

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