Meaning of direct-access

di•rect-ac•cess

Pronunciation: (di-rekt'ak'ses, -ak"-, dī-), [key]
— adj. Computers.
  1. pertaining to the ability to obtain data from, or place data in, external storage without the need to sequentially scan other data contained there. Cf. sequential-access.
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