access time

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Definition of access time 

: the lag between the time stored information is requested (as from a computer) and the time it is delivered Although other types of nonvolatile memory are increasingly available … such storage options typically cost more per bit and hold less data than disks do or have slow access time.— P. Weiss

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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access time

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: the time required to get stored information from a computer memory

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