Random Access

(redirected from Random-access storage)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Related to Random-access storage: RAAM

Random Access

In computer systems, the ability to access any point of a sequence in an equal amount of time. Random access contrasts with sequential access, in which different points in a sequence take varying amounts of time to access. Random access is also called direct access.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved