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ran'dom ac'cess

1. the capacity of a videodisc or compact disc player that allows the user to select and replay any portion without starting at the beginning.
2. availability, as of a service or facility, whenever needed or desired: an executive's need for random access to legal experts.


Pronunciation: (ran'dum-ak'ses), [key]
adj. Computers.
1. of or pertaining to a storage medium in which records can be read or written at the same time from or to any main storage address.
2. See direct-access.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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