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noun [countable]     queue pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    British a line of people waiting for something in a shop or similar place. The usual American word is line
    queue for:

    There was a long queue for tickets.

    a queue to do something:

    a queue to get into the museum

    be/stand in a queue:

    We stood in a queue for over an hour.

    join a queue:

    A woman joined the queue behind me.

    1. a.
      a number of people who have telephoned a place at the same time and are waiting to speak to an operator

      Your call has been put in a queue and will be answered as soon as possible.

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  2. 2
    computing a set of jobs waiting to be done by a computer


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