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queue

Computing a list in which entries are deleted from one end and inserted at the other

queue

[kyü]
(computer science)
A list of items waiting for attention in a computer system, generally ordered according to some criteria.
A linear list whose elements are inserted and deleted in a first-in-first-out order.
(industrial engineering)

queue

(programming)
A first-in first-out data structure used to sequence objects. Objects are added to the tail of the queue ("enqueued") and taken off the head ("dequeued").

For example, an operating system might use a queue to serialise concurrent demands for a resource such as a printer, processor or communications channel. Users might place files on a print queue and a background process or "demon" would take them off and print them. Another common use is to pass data between an interrupt handler and a user process.

queue

Pronounced "Q." A temporary holding place for data. See queuing, message queue and print queue.
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Out of the square black hole in the middle of the floor protruded the head of the departed Chinaman, his glassy eyes turned upward in their angular slits and fastened on the dangling queue above with a look of yearning unspeakable.
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An irritating non-moving inventory would seem like a non-moving queue.
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Like complaining about the weather, complaining about the length of a queue is a great British tradition.
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It is understood Tesco is now looking at different ways of using the kit in its Metro stores, where queue structures differ from those in larger supermarkets.
We also went to the reindeer parade and were sixth in the bus queue in Corporation Street.
NCQ drives have an internal queue where these unsent commands, along with mechanisms that track outstanding and completed portions of the workload, are rescheduled or re-ordered.
Anyway, off I went, but when I got there I was horrified to see a queue stretching from the shop back to the Rotunda, and then snaking off as far as the eye could see towards Digbeth.