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access


Definition: Meaning of, access in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈaksɛs /

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  1. the right to enter a place, use something, see someone etc
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  2. how easy or difficult it is for people to enter a public building, to reach a place, or talk to someone
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  3. the way you use to enter a building or reach a place
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  4. have access to a car/a computer etc to have a car, computer etc that you can use
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  5. British English the legal right to see and spend time with your children, a prisoner, an official etc
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  6. gain/get access (to something) to succeed in entering a place or in seeing someone or something
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
access accessed accessed
Present Participle Third Person Singular
accessing accesses
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  1. to find information, especially on a computer
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access used in phrases

  • Internet Message Access Protocol (noun)
    1. internet one of the two most prevalent Internet standard protocols for e-mail retrieval
  • access code (noun)
    1. a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc. typed or dialed or spoken a series of characters or digits a code that must be entered in some way to get the use of something
  • access course (noun)
    1. an educational course for adults which prepares them for study at a university or college
  • access point (noun)
    1. a special piece of equipment on a computer system, that is designed to manage and control information, requests etc received from other computers that are connected to the system without wires [↪  wireless communication]
  • access provider (noun)
    1. a company that provides the technical services that allow people to use the Internet, usually in exchange for a monthly payment [=  Internet Service Provider]
  • access road (noun)
    1. a road which allows traffic to reach a particular place
  • access time (noun)
    1. technical the time taken by a computer to find and use a piece of information in its memory
  • de-access (verb)
    1. dispose of by selling
  • direct access (noun)
    1. the ability to obtain DATA directly from a computer FILE without starting from the beginning
  • disk access (noun)
    1. memory access to the computer disk on which information is stored
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