Meaning of sequential-access
Pronunciation: (si-kwen'shul-ak'ses), [key]
— adj. Computers.
- of or pertaining to a storage medium, as magnetic tape, in which records must be accessed by reading or writing from the beginning of the file.
- of or pertaining to file processing in which records are organized based on the sequence of keys contained in each record, and in which accessing a record necessitates first accessing all of the preceding records. Cf.