Definition of sequential access in English:

sequential access

Line breaks: se¦quen|tial ac¦cess

noun

[mass noun]
  • 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.
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    • 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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