access time


General Science

  • noun the time taken to find and retrieve a particular piece of data from memory or a hard disk


  • noun the time taken by a computer to find data stored in it



  • The time that elapses between a request for data and its delivery. Also called memory access time.
  • The time required to store information once the instruction is given.
  • synonymaccess speed

Information & Library Science

  • noun the time taken to get into a computer program