a method of accessing data read from or written to an external storage medium, determined by software and the organization of data on the medium.
1. The way that network devices access the network medium.
2. Software in an SNA processor that controls the flow of data through a network.
- Access permission
access permission permission
- Access point
a code, term, or the like through which an entry in a bibliographic record may be found. Historical Examples It took less than an hour to convince her boss to let them put up their access point. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town Cory Doctorow I think that ringing doorbells and talking people into […]
- Access road
a road that provides access to a specific destination, as to a main highway or to a property that lies within another property. Historical Examples Scotty drove through the base and onto the access road that led to the firing areas. The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin We were momentarily stopped as we were […]
- Access scheme
noun opportunities for study provided to students who do not have the required qualifications, but who can gain them from such studies Examples The Oxford Access Scheme encourages students from urban backgrounds to enter higher education in general and Oxford University in particular. Usage Note British
- Access time
the elapsed time from the instant that information is called from a storage unit to the instant it is received. the elapsed time from the instant that information is ready for storage to the instant it is stored. Historical Examples The amount of access time guaranteed by the computing center may not be sufficient. On-Line […]