rotational delay


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rotational delay

[rō′tā·shən·əl di′lā]
(computer science)
The time required for a disk or other random-access storage device to reach a position where the read/write head can be positioned over the desired data.

rotational delay

The amount of time it takes for the disk to rotate until the required location on the disk reaches the read/write head.