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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.
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.
To wind the tape to a given location.
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.