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Definition of 'access'


  1. the right to enter
       Synonyms: entree accession 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"
       Synonyms: 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.)
       Synonyms: access code
  5. (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information
       Synonyms: memory access
  6. the act of approaching or entering; "he gained access to the building"


  1. 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?"; "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof"
       Synonyms: get at

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