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). Additionally, a peek operation may give access to the top without modifying the stack.

(“Stack (Abstract Data Type)” 2022)


“Stack (Abstract Data Type).” 2022. Wikipedia, June.