Full record for ftl adj.
||abbreviation for faster than light
||Mike Christie submitted a 1965 cite from Larry Niven's "Wrong-Way Street." David Greenebaum submitted a cite from a 1986 reprint of Frederik Pohl's "Father of the Stars", and Mike Christie verified the cite in the original 1964 magazine appearance. Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Fritz Leiber's "The Enchanted Forest"; Mike Christie verified it in the 1950 original magazine appearance.
(Earliest cite in the OED: 1970)
||6 July, 2008
Citations for ftl adj.
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| 1994 Sci Fi Entertainment Aug. 24/1
||That's why each day you can receive 60-second news reports from 150 years in the future on FTL (Faster Than Light) Newsfeed.
| 2001 J. A. Gardner Ascending v. 48
||Okay, toots‥you're on the air. And no matter what, keep talking till we're ready to go FTL.