random-access
adjective Date: 1953 permitting access to stored data in any order the user desires

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  • random access — laisvoji prieiga statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Tiesioginė ↑prieiga prie duomens, neperžiūrint kitų duomenų. Kreipties trukmė nepriklauso nuo duomens vietos tarp kitų duomenų. atitikmenys: angl. direct access; random access ryšiai: dar… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • random access — 1. the capacity of a videodisc or compact disc player that allows the user to select and replay any portion without starting at the beginning. 2. availability, as of a service or facility, whenever needed or desired: an executive s need for… …   Universalium

  • random-access — adjective Capable of being accessed in any order, not required to be sequential. See Also: random access memory …   Wiktionary

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