LIFO

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LIFO

An abbreviation for last in, first out, a method used in inventory accounting to value the merchandise of a particular business.

LIFO assumes that the last goods purchased are the first sold and, as a result, those items that remain unsold in the inventory at the end of the year are assumed to be those which were purchased first.

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FIFO.

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LIFO or lifo Acronym for last in first out. LIFO list is another name for stack. A stack implemented in hardware is sometimes referred to as a lifo.

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LIFO (ˈlaɪfəʊ) Accounting, Computing last in, first out