random-access

Definitions

Computing

  • noun
    (written as random access)
    the ability to access immediately memory locations in any order

Electronics

  • (written as random access)
    For a given storage device, such as computer memory or a hard drive, the ability to access information or storage locations in any desired order, with neither the content nor position of subsequent searches depending on those performed previously.

Information & Library Science

  • adjective relating to the ability of a computer to obtain information from any memory location without having to begin its search at the memory‚Äôs starting point and work through it in sequence
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