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LIFO

[ lahy-foh ]
/ ˈlaɪ foʊ /
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noun
Computers. a data storage and retrieval technique, usually implemented using a queue, in which the last item stored is the first item retrieved.
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Origin of LIFO

l(ast)i(n,)f(irst)o(ut)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH LIFO

FIFO, GIGO, LIFO
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British Dictionary definitions for LIFO

LIFO
/ (ˈlaɪfəʊ) /

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