[ UK /ˈæksɛs/ ]
[ US /ˈækˌsɛs/ ]
  1. 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.)
  2. a way of entering or leaving
    he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge
  3. the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)
  4. the act of approaching or entering
    he gained access to the building
  5. the right to enter
  6. (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information
  1. reach or gain access to
    I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof
    How does one access the attic in this house?
  2. obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
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How To Use access In A Sentence

  • They need access to the right help so they can rebuild their lives. Times, Sunday Times
  • McGill University, however, has found a way to increase access to its rare books - thanks to a lot of grant money and one badass digital camera.
  • While maintaining a level of accessibility and providing information are important, this must not dumb the work down, compromise the artists' intentions, or remove the challenge aspect of art that many people thrive on.
  • The gladdest part is that Laura's music is alive, vital, and accessible. Laura Nyro
  • This textbook provides a modern and accessible introduction to magnetohydrodynamics.
  • The remote desert area is accessible only by helicopter.
  • Over 20 factors were analyzed amongst the DUI attorneys sampled, including whether free consultations are offered, if a lawyer is willing to do 'outcall' (meaning they will meet with potential clients outside the office), how aggressive the defense of the client is, the degree to which each client is offered access to their lawyer, how much time is spent with each client talking by phone or over email, and other factors. WebWire | Recent Headlines
  • I mean, who doesn't want a product that is easier to use, has less locking contention, minimizes storage administration, makes access to administrative data easier, and so on?
  • Burke's execution was witnessed by the novelist Sir Walter Scott, who sympathized with the general opinion that both men's wives had served as accomplices, and that the anatomists had been accessories to the murders.
  • The label location diagram certainly sniffs of this accessory being in the right shape. Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets
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