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direct access in Computers topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdirect accessdiˌrect ˈaccess noun [uncountable] technical  the ability to obtain data directly from a computer file without starting from the beginning
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direct accessThe former will tend to require an indexed sequential file on a direct access device.This will mean that the data requires more direct access storage space than a sequential file.This depends mainly on the size of the record and the operating speeds of the direct access device in question.By bundling the two products together, the two companies have provided SpreadBase 1.1 with direct access to relational databases via DataPrism.