Queue areas are places in which people queue (first-come, first-served) for goods or services. Examples include checking out groceries or other goods that have been collected in a self service shop, in a shop without self-service, at an ATM, at a ticket desk, a city bus, or in a taxi stand.
Queueing is a phenomenon in a number of fields, and has been extensively analysed in the study of queueing theory.
In economics, queueing is seen as one way to ration scarce goods and services.
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