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random access

noun
1.
the capacity of a videodisc or compact disc player that allows the user to select and replay any portion without starting at the beginning.
2.
availability, as of a service or facility, whenever needed or desired:
an executive's need for random access to legal experts.
Origin of random access
1950-1955
1950-55

random-access

[ran-duh m-ak-ses] /ˈræn dəmˈæk sɛs/
adjective, Computers.
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  • Routines are supplied for simplifying organization of records for storage in the 1401 random access File.

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random access

noun
1.
another name for direct access
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