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Related to random access: random access memory, Random access file, Dynamic random access memory, Static random access memory
random access[′ran·dəm ′ak‚ses]
The ability to read or write information anywhere within a storage device in an amount of time that is constant regardless of the location of the information accessed and of the location of the information previously accessed. Also known as direct access.
A process in which data are accessed in nonsequential order and possibly at irregular intervals of time. Also known as single reference.