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sequential access Syllabification: se·quen·tial ac·cess
Pronunciation: /səˈkwen(t)SHəl/ /sēˈkwen(t)SHəl ˈakˌses/

Definition of sequential access in English:


Access to a computer data file that requires the user to read through the file from the beginning in the order in which it is stored. Compare with direct access.
Example sentences
  • As you can see, with disks, sequential access is much faster than random access.
  • Some are read intensive and others are write intensive, some favor sequential access and some others are always accessed randomly.
  • I save all kinds of things, especially user options, in sequential Access Files.
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