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first come, first served

(definition)

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".

Author: PEB


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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