random access


noun

the capacity of a videodisc or compact disc player that allows the user to select and replay any portion without starting at the beginning.
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

Definition for random access (2 of 2)

random-access
[ ran-duhm-ak-ses ]
/ ˈræn dəmˈæk sɛs /

adjective Computers.

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British Dictionary definitions for random access

random access

noun

another name for direct access
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