Definition: See first-in, first-out.
See also last-in, first-out.
Note: Written more fully, this is, "the FIRST item to COME here is the FIRST one SERVED".
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Entry modified 24 August 2017.
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Paul E. Black, "first come, first served", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 24 August 2017. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/firstcome.html