keyed sequential access method
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keyed sequential access method[′kēd si′kwen·chəl ′ak‚ses ‚meth·əd]
A method for locating data in a file either directly, by using the value of a key within a particular record, or sequentially, according to the values of the keys in all the records of the file. Abbreviated KSAM.
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