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seek

[sēk]
(computer science)
To position the access mechanism of a random-access storage device at a designated location or position.
The command that directs the positioning to take place.
(ordnance)
To go toward a target or other object in reaction to some influence such as heat, light, sound, or other radiation emitted by the target or object.

seek

(storage)
To move the head of a disk drive radially, i.e., to move from one track to another.

seek

(storage)
To wind the tape to a given location.

seek

(programming)
To move the pointer that marks the next byte to be read from or written to a file.

seek

(1) To move the access arm to the requested track on a disk.

(2) An assembly language instruction that activates a seek operation on disk.

(3) A high-level programming language command used to select a record by key field.
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By the way, none of this implies that other religions have not also been established or sought preferment from the state.