Definition of dequeue in English:


Line breaks: de|queue
Pronunciation: /diːˈkjuː

verb (dequeues, dequeuing or dequeueing, dequeued)

[with object] Computing
  • Remove (an item of data awaiting processing) from a queue of such items.
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    • Both enqueuing and dequeuing of packets is accomplished using decision making apparatus and congestion avoidance and dequeue management hardware.
    • Basically, its operation is pretty simple: it just dequeues the first packet from the current CPU's queue and runs through the two lists of packet handlers, calling the relevant processing functions.
    • Each class must have a queuing discipline to determine how packets are enqueued and dequeued.

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