sequential access

se·quen·tial ac·cess
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [si-kwen-shuh l ak-ses]
    • /sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl ˈæk sɛs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [si-kwen-shuh l ak-ses]
    • /sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl ˈæk sɛs/

Definitions of sequential access words

  • adjective sequential access of or relating to a storage medium, as magnetic tape, in which records must be accessed by reading or writing from the beginning of the file. 1
  • adjective sequential access of or relating to file processing in which records are organized based on the sequence of keys contained in each record, and in which accessing a record necessitates first accessing all of the preceding records. 1
  • noun sequential access a method of reaching and reading data from a computer file by reading through the file from the beginning 0

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Origin of sequential access

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1965-70

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Parts of speech for Sequential access


sequential access popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

sequential access usage trend in Literature

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