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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lifo


n acronym for

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