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Noun: access  ak-ses
  1. The right to enter
    - entrée, accession, admission, admittance
  2. The right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)
  3. A way of entering or leaving
    "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge";
    - approach
  4. 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.)
    - access code
  5. (computing) the operation of reading or writing stored information
    - memory access
  6. The act of approaching or entering
    "he gained access to the building"
Verb: access  ak-ses
  1. (computing) obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
  2. Reach or gain access to
    "How does one access the attic in this house?";
    - get at

Derived forms: accessing, accesses, accessed

Type of: approach, approaching, arrive at, at hand, attain, close at hand, code, coming, find, gain, hit, imminent, impendent, impending, make, operation, reach, recover, regain, retrieve, right, way

Encyclopedia: Access, IEEE