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access time

noun, Computers.
1.
the elapsed time from the instant that information is called from a storage unit to the instant it is received.
2.
the elapsed time from the instant that information is ready for storage to the instant it is stored.
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Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for access-time

access time

noun
1.
(computing) the time required to retrieve a piece of stored information
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