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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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A one-year term on the Wahcusett Regional School Committee is being sought by Matt Lindberg, who served on the Thomas Prince School Enrollment Study Committee from 2009 to 2011.
Sathasivam sought within four weeks the response of the Centre and state governments on a PIL by advocate Mukul Kumar seeking directions for setting up all- women police stations, deploying more police officers at night to ensure the safety of working women, strengthening support services to victims of gender violence, penalising khap panchayats involved in honour killings and fixing responsibility on SHOs for providing security to women.
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(1999) sought to identify the task and organizational context factors that influence multinational subsidiary presidents in a host country to seek feedback from the headquarters in their home country.
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