parallel access
  • Storage and/or retrieval of data to or from a computer storage medium in which multiple bits, characters, or data units are transferred simultaneously. This contrasts with serial access (1), where bits, characters, or data units are transferred sequentially. Also called parallel storage.
  • reading and/or writing of data from or to computer memory in which multiple bits, characters, or data units are transferred simultaneously. This contrasts with serial access (2), where bits, characters, or data units are transferred sequentially.
  • synonym parallel storage

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