queueing


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queueing

[′kyü·iŋ]
(engineering)
The movement of discrete units through channels, such as programs or data arriving at a computer, or movement on a highway of heavy traffic.
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We talked about our "love" of queueing on the show this week and asked our listeners what they'd queued for: We had people we had queued for 18hrs to get football tickets and one woman who queued over night to get a copy of Titanic when it came out on video
Customers could be mobile, go shopping and have fun while queueing.
Researchers found that 150 seconds was the point at which 60 per cent of us start muttering darkly when queueing at the Post Office, waiting for a train or trying to get to the bar, reports the Daily Mail.