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random access

n
(Computer Science) another name for direct access

ran′dom ac′cess


n.
a feature of a videodisc or compact disc player that allows the user to select and replay any portion without starting at the beginning.
[1950–55]

ran′dom-ac′cess



adj.
designating an electronic medium for storing and retrieving information in arbitrary sequence.
Translations

random access

n (Comput) → wahlfreier Zugriff

random access

n (Comput) → accesso casuale
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