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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.
(Computer Science) computing the time required to retrieve a piece of stored information
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|Noun||1.||access 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
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