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


noun acronym
first in, first out (as an accounting principle in costing stock) Compare LIFO
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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
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first in, first out
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