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FIFO

[fahy-foh] /ˈfaɪ foʊ/
noun
2.
Computers. a storage and retrieval technique, used mainly for data, in which the first item stored is also the first item retrieved.
Can be confused
FIFO, GIGO, LIFO.
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British Dictionary definitions for FIFO

FIFO

/ˈfaɪfəʊ/
noun acronym
1.
first in, first out (as an accounting principle in costing stock) Compare LIFO
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FIFO

noun

First In, First Out; the first items are on the top of the stack to be done (Computers)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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FIFO in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for FIFO

FIFO

first in, first out
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