Definition of Access

1. Noun. The right to enter.

Exact synonyms: Accession, Admission, Admittance, Entree
Generic synonyms: Right
Specialized synonyms: Door
Derivative terms: Admit

2. Verb. Obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer.
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Find, Recover, Regain, Retrieve
Specialized synonyms: Address, Log In, Log On, Log-in

3. Noun. The right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership).
Generic synonyms: Right

4. Verb. Reach or gain access to. "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof"
Exact synonyms: Get At
Generic synonyms: Arrive At, Attain, Gain, Hit, Make, Reach
Derivative terms: Accessible, Accession

5. Noun. A way of entering or leaving. "He took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
Exact synonyms: Approach
Specialized synonyms: Entrance, Entranceway, Entree, Entry, Entryway
Generic synonyms: Way

6. Noun. A code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc.).
Exact synonyms: Access Code
Generic synonyms: Code
Specialized synonyms: Back Door, Backdoor

7. Noun. (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information.
Exact synonyms: Memory Access
Specialized synonyms: Disk Access
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Operation

8. Noun. The act of approaching or entering. "He gained access to the building"
Generic synonyms: Approach, Approaching, Coming
Specialized synonyms: Back Door, Backdoor

Definition of Access

1. n. A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince.

Definition of Access

1. Noun. A way or means of approaching or entering; an entrance; a passage. ¹

2. Noun. The act of approaching or entering; an advance. ¹

3. Noun. The right or ability of approaching or entering; admittance; admission; accessibility. ¹

4. Noun. The quality of being easy to approach or enter. ¹

5. Noun. Admission to sexual intercourse. ¹

6. Noun. An increase by addition; accession; as, an '''access''' of territory. ¹

7. Noun. (context: countable) An onset, attack, or fit of disease; an ague fit. ¹

8. Noun. An outburst of an emotion; a paroxysm; a fit of passion; as, an '''access''' of fury. ¹

9. Noun. (context: uncountable legal) The right of a non-custodial parent to visit their child. ¹

10. Noun. (uncountable computing) The process of locating data in memory. ¹

11. Noun. (uncountable Internet) Connection to or communication with a computer program or to the Internet. ¹

12. Verb. (context: transitive) To gain or obtain access to. ¹

13. Verb. (context: transitive computing) To have access to (data). ¹

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Definition of Access

1. to get at [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Access

1. 1. A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince. "I did repel his letters, and denied His access to me." (Shak) 2. The means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land. "All access was thronged." 3. Admission to sexual intercourse. "During coverture, access of the husband shall be presumed, unless the contrary be shown." (Blackstone) 4. Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used] "I, from the influence of thy looks, receive Access in every virtue." (Milton) 5. An onset, attack, or fit of disease. "The first access looked like an apoplexy." (Burnet) 6. A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury. Origin: F. Acces, L. Accessus, fr. Accedere. See Accede. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Access

acceptor RNA
acceptor control
acceptor site
acceptor splicing site
acces pernicieux
access code
access codes
access control
access control list
access control lists
access controls
access course
access courses
access modifier
access modifiers
access point
access points
access road

Literary usage of Access

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1. Energy Policies of Iea Countries by International Energy Agency (2002)
"Germany's choice to adopt negotiated TPA for network access is a rare choice indeed, ... Table 11 Electricity Network access in IEA Countries Regulated ..."

2. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews by OECD Staff, OECD., Oecd (2005)
"4.2 access to information Legal framework The right of access to environmental ... The law of 17 July 1978 establishing the principle of free access to ..."

3. Adult Literacy And New Technologies: Tools For A Lifetime by Office of Technology Assessment (1994)
"To analyze the access barriers to future technology, it is useful to look at current patterns of access to the backbones of future learning technologies: ..."

4. Oecd Economic Surveys (2005)
"Encouraging access to higher education Enrolment in higher education is currently about one-third of the 18-24 year-old population. ..."

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