Definitions for "Sequential access"
An information storage and retrieval technique in which the computer must move through a sequence of stored data items to reach the item to be retrieved.
Accessing records in the order in which they are stored. (Contrast with random access.)
A method for retrieving or storing data in which the data (record) is read from, written to, or removed from a file based on the logical order (sequence) of the record in the file. (The record cannot be accessed directly.) Contrast with direct access.