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  1. last-in, first-out(def 1).
  2. Computers. a data storage and retrieval technique, usually implemented using a queue, in which the last item stored is the first item retrieved.

Origin of LIFO

l(ast) i(n,) f(irst) o(ut)
Can be confusedFIFO GIGO LIFO
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British Dictionary definitions for lifo


n acronym for
  1. last in, first out (as an accounting principle in sorting stock)Compare FIFO
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