access time

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access time

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The time required for a computer program or device to locate and retrieve, or to write and store, a piece of data.

access time

n
(Computer Science) computing the time required to retrieve a piece of stored information
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Noun1.access time - (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the driveaccess time - (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive; "access time is the sum of seek time and rotational latency and command processing overhead"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
seek time - (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to a specific data track
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
latency, rotational latency - (computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head
command overhead, command processing overhead, command processing overhead time, overhead - (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
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access time

n (Comput) → tempo di accesso
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