from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The time required for a computer program or device to locate and retrieve, or to write and store, a piece of data.
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- noun computing The time interval between the issuing of a request to read data from or write data to a storage device and the completion of this action.
- noun computing An item of
metadataindicating when a filewas last accessed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive
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