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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-foh]
    • /ˈfaɪ foʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-foh]
    • /ˈfaɪ foʊ/

Definitions of fifo word

  • abbreviation Technical meaning of FIFO first-in first-out 3
  • noun fifo first-in, first-out. 1
  • noun fifo Computers. a storage and retrieval technique, used mainly for data, in which the first item stored is also the first item retrieved. 1
  • noun fifo law: first in, first out 1
  • noun Technical meaning of fifo (algorithm)   (FIFO, or "queue") A data structure or hardware buffer from which items are taken out in the same order they were put in. Also known as a "shelf" from the analogy with pushing items onto one end of a shelf so that they fall off the other. A FIFO is useful for buffering a stream of data between a sender and receiver which are not synchronised - i.e. not sending and receiving at exactly the same rate. Obviously if the rates differ by too much in one direction for too long then the FIFO will become either full (blocking the sender) or empty (blocking the receiver). A Unix pipe is a common example of a FIFO. A FIFO might be (but isn't ever?) called a LILO - last-in last-out. The opposite of a FIFO is a LIFO (last-in first-out) or "stack". 1
  • noun acronym fifo first in, first out (as an accounting principle in costing stock) 0

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A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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