indexed sequential access method

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a data retrieval method using a list containing the address of each stored record, where the list is searched, then the record is retrieved from the address in the list.
  • acronymISAM

Electronics

  • A method for accessing records that are sequentially stored, in which an index provides direct access to key fields, providing faster access to the data. Its abbreviation is ISAM.
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