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  1. first in first out, FIFO(noun)

    inventory accounting in which the oldest items (those first acquired) are assumed to be the first sold


  1. first in first out(Noun)

    A method of inventory accounting that values items withdrawn from inventory at the cost of the oldest item assumed to remain in inventory.

  2. first in first out(Noun)

    A policy of serving first what has arrived for service first.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of first in first out in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of first in first out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • первым пришёл — первым ушёлRussian

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