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random-access

[ran-duh m-ak-ses]
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adjective Computers.
  1. direct-access.
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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.
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Origin of random access

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for random-access

random access

noun
  1. another name for direct access
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