random-access

adjective ran·dom-ac·cess \ ˈran-dəm-ˈak-ˌses \

Definition of random-access

: permitting access to stored data in any order the user desires

First Known Use of random-access

1953

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random-access

adjective ran·dom-ac·cess \ ˌran-dəm-ˈak-ˌses \

Definition of random-access for Students

: permitting access to stored data in any order the user desires


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