Meaning of dequeue in English:


Pronunciation /diːˈkjuː/

verbverb dequeues, verb dequeuing, verb dequeueing, verb dequeued

[with object]Computing
  • Remove (an item of data awaiting processing) from a queue of such items.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘You can use the Dequeue function to remove a queue element directly from an operating-system queue or from a queue that you have created.’
    • ‘Note that dequeueing a message with any of the dequeue methods will not preserve the message grouping property.’