Pushdown List

Meaning – The term pushdown list, refers to a list constructed and maintained so that the next data element to be retrieved is the most recently stored.

In computer science, a stack is an abstract data type that serves as a collection of elements, with two main principal operations:

  1. Push, which adds an element to the collection, and
  2. Pop, which removes the most recently added element that was not yet removed.

The order in which elements come off a stack gives rise to its alternative name, LIFO (last in, first out).

Example of usage“The name “stack” for this type of structure comes from the analogy to a set of physical items stacked on top of each other. This structure makes it easy to take an item off the top of the stack, while getting to an item deeper in the stack may require taking off multiple other items first.”