What is FIFO?

First in, first out (FIFO) is a method for organising a data buffer so that the first entry is processed first.

It is modelled on a first-come, first-served queue.

Technology Term:

First in, First out

Standard Definition Exists?

A method for organizing and manipulating a data buffer, where the oldest (first) entry, or 'head' of the queue, is processed first.

Accepted Acronym:


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