FIFO

[fahy-foh]

noun

Computers. a storage and retrieval technique, used mainly for data, in which the first item stored is also the first item retrieved.

Can be confusedFIFO GIGO LIFO

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British Dictionary definitions for fifo

FIFO

n acronym for

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