push-down stack

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Any storage system from which items are withdrawn in reverse order to the order in which they were entered, so that the last item in is the first one out, and so on. In computing, temporary memory stores are often push-down stacks, and human short-term memory operates mainly in this way. [Named after a type of spring-operated device for stacking trays in canteens]

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