(v.) (1) To use. For example, programs can access memory , which means they read data from or write data to main memory. A user can access files, directories, computers, or peripheral devices.
(2) More specifically, access often means to read data from or write data to a mass storage device. The time it takes to locate a single byte of information on a mass-storage device is called the access time.
(3) To visit a Web site.
(n.) (1) The act of reading data from or writing data to a storage device.
(2) A privilege to use computer information in some manner. For example, a user might be granted read access to a file, meaning that the user can read the file but cannot modify or delete it. Most operating systemshave several different types of access privileges that can be granted or denied to specific users or groups of users.
(3) When capitalized as Access, short for Microsoft Access.
- access code
Same as password, a series of characters and numbers that enables a user to access a computer.
- access control
Refers to mechanisms and policies that restrict access to computer resources.
- access node
Another name for an edge switch.
- access server
(1) Same as remote access server (RAS). (2) Short for Live Access Server (LAS). (3) Short for network access server (NAS).
- Access Time
The time a program or device takes to locate a single piece of information and make it available to the computer for processing. DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chips for personal computers have access times of 50 to 150 nanoseconds (billionths of a second). Static RAM (SRAM) has access times as low as 10 nanoseconds. […]