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balk

the term used in queuing analysis where a customer decides that a QUEUE is too long and decides to leave.
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Estimating balking loss enables a store manager or other person in charge of staffing levels to determine the optimal number of servers by minimizing total cost, including service cost and balking loss," says Liao.
After five years of balking over privacy concerns, California's two public university systems agreed on Wednesday to provide student data that will help state officials determine the effectiveness of campus programs.
Already in the early '90s, certain critics were balking at Fred Wilson's museum interventions and his peculiar brand of materialist historicism, levying charges that the artist's finger-pointing politics were not only too overt but, worse still, passe.