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access time in Computers topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaccess timeˈaccess ˌtime noun [countable, uncountable]  technical the time taken by a computer to find and use a piece of information in its memory
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access timeThe 40 megabyte hard disk has an average access time of 23.9 milliseconds.Normally, some records are accessed more frequently than others, and this tendency can be used to decrease average access time.This will mean an increase in the average access time of 0.0014R.In order to do this with the minimum access time, random access files are necessary.A typical fee is $ 20 a month for 20 or more hours of access time, but rates and plans vary.The tape is said to run in a continuous loop, a method of speeding up access time to data.