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waiting list

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a list of people who have asked for something that is not immediately available but will be in the future: The hospital has a two-year waiting list for minor operations. I'm afraid the course is full, but I can put you on the waiting list, in case someone else cancels.
Translations of “waiting list”
in Chinese (Traditional) 等候者名單…
in Russian список ожидающих очереди…
in Turkish bekleme listesi, yedekler listesi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 等候者名单…
in Polish lista oczekujących…
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