queuing theory

noun

Definition of queuing theory

: the mathematical and statistical theory of queues and waiting lines (as in heavy traffic or in the use of telephone circuits)

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First Known Use of queuing theory

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Queuing theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queuing%20theory. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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