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What Does FAO Mean?

FAO means "For The Attention Of " and "Food and Agricultural Organization."

For The Attention Of

The abbreviation FAO is most commonly used in business correspondence to mean "For The Attention Of." It is usually followed by the name of a person when a letter or email is addressed to a company, but the sender wishes it to be read by that specific person.

Of note: "For The Attention Of" can also be abbreviated as FTAO.

Food and Agricultural Organization

FAO also means "Food and Agricultural Organization." This is an agency of the United Nations (UN) that acts as a neutral forum where nations meet to negotiate agreements and debate policy. The UN FAO is a source of knowledge and information which helps countries to modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, with the aim of ensuring good nutrition and food security.

Summary of Key Points

"For the Attention Of" is the most common definition for FAO on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
FAO
Definition:For the Attention of
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write FAO, I mean this:

meaning of FAO
FAO commonly means For The Attention Of, but also means Food and Agricultural Organization.

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Examples of FAO in Sentences

Here's an example of FAO being used in correspondence, with the meaning "For The Attention Of":
  • From: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • To: PricewaterhouseCoopers. FAO: Brian Cullinan.
  • Subject: You're Fired!.

An Academic Look at FAO

FAO is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eff Ay Oh). However, as FAO is typically used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech it is not often uttered using its letters.

Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Second Definition for ETA

This meaning was also noted:
FAO
Definition:Food and Agricultural Organization
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults

Example of FAO Used in a Text

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See Also

FTAO (for the attention of) ATTN (attention) FEA (for everyone's attention)