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random access

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Definition of random access in English:

noun

[mass noun] Computing
The process of transferring information to or from memory in which every memory location can be accessed directly rather than being accessed in a fixed sequence: [as modifier]: random-access programming
More example sentences
  • The spot price of a 256-megabit, 266-megahertz double-data-rate dynamic random-access memory chip stood at US $2.95 on Tuesday, less than half their price at the start of the year.
  • Most systems come with 256 megabytes of random-access memory, but doubling that, to 512 MB, is more than worth the $50 or so that it will cost.
  • But 20 minutes before liftoff, a problem was detected that may involve the recorder's random-access memory, which stores data short-term, Tanner said.

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