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access time

ac·cess time
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ses tahym]
    • /ˈæk sɛs taɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ses tahym]
    • /ˈæk sɛs taɪm/

Definitions of access time words

  • countable noun access time Access time is the time that is needed to get information that is stored in a computer. 3
  • noun access time the time required to retrieve a piece of stored information 3
  • noun access time the length of time required by a computer to retrieve or store data 3
  • noun access time the elapsed time from the instant that information is called from a storage unit to the instant it is received. 1
  • noun access time the elapsed time from the instant that information is ready for storage to the instant it is stored. 1
  • noun Definition of access time in Technology (hardware, storage)   The average time interval between a storage peripheral (usually a disk drive or semiconductor memory) receiving a request to read or write a certain location and returning the value read or completing the write. 1

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Origin of access time

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
First recorded in 1945-50

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Parts of speech for Access time

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

access time popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

access time usage trend in Literature

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