Full record for ftl adj.

Definition abbreviation for faster than light
OED requirements antedating 1950
Comment 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)
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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.