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access method

noun, Computers.
1.
a method of accessing data read from or written to an external storage medium, determined by software and the organization of data on the medium.
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access method in Technology

networking
1. The way that network devices access the network medium.
2. Software in an SNA processor that controls the flow of data through a network.
[physical layer?]
(1998-03-02)

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