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last-in, first-out

[ last-in, furst-out, lahst- ]
/ ˈlæstˈɪn, ˈfɜrstˈaʊt, ˈlɑst- /
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noun

an inventory plan based on the assumption that materials constituting manufacturing costs should be carried on the books at the market price of the last lot received. Abbreviation: LIFOCompare first-in, first-out.
Computers. LIFO (def. 2).

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Origin of last-in, first-out

First recorded in 1935–40
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