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GLOSSARY

Absolute path

A path that begins at the root and includes all successive subdirectories

Abstract data type (ADT)

A container whose properties (data and operations) are specified independently of any particular implementation

Abstract step

An algorithmic step for which some details remain unspecified

Abstraction

A model of a complex system that includes only the details essential to the viewer

Access control policy

A set of rules established by an organization that specify which types of network communication are permitted and denied

Access time

The time it takes for a block to start being read; ...

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