access time

noun
(computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive
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access time is the sum of seek time and rotational latency and command processing overhead

Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing
Hypernyms: ↑time interval, ↑interval
Part Meronyms:

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noun [noncount]
technical : the time required to get stored information from a computer memory

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ˈaccess time [access time] noun uncountable, countable (computing)
the time taken to obtain data stored on a computer

an average access time of less than 100 milliseconds


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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