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  1. (Internet) Initialism of from the article. (used in Internet message boards when quoting articles)
  2. Initialism of forgot to add.

Related terms[edit]

  • (from the article): FTFA

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (economics, Canada, US) Abbreviation of Free Trade Agreement. (between Canada and the United States)

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) (FTA 2.0)
  • USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) (FTA 3.0)

See also[edit]

  • FTAA (Free Trade Agreement of the Americas)
  • CETA (Canada-Europe Trade Agreement)
  • TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership)
  • GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade)
  • WTO (World Trade Organization)


FTA (countable and uncountable, plural FTAs)

  1. (aviation) Abbreviation of flight test article. (such as a test aircraft, a prototype)
  2. (economics) Initialism of free trade agreement.
  3. Initialism of failure to appear.
  4. Initialism of failure to agree.
  5. Initialism of face-threatening act.
  6. (computing) Initialism of filetype association.
  7. Initialism of fault tree analysis.
  8. Initialism of failure to abate.
    • Division of occupational safety and health policy and procedures manual[1], 30 June 1994: “FTA (Failure to Abate). An additional penalty was assessed for the employer's failure to abate a previous violation.”
    • 1982, Michigan. MIOSHA Information Division, Michigan. MIOSHA Information Section, MIOSHA Occupational Safety Activity Summary, Michigan, MIOSHA Information Section, Bureau of Safety & Regulation, Michigan Department of Labor, page 19:
      The types of violations cited are serious general, non-serious general, willful, repeat, and failure to abate (FTA) violations.

Related terms[edit]

flight test article



FTA (not comparable)

  1. (broadcasting, telecommunications) Abbreviation of free to air.
    Coordinate terms: OTA, PPV, VOD