access (n.)

  1. the right to enter

    [ Syn: entree , 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

    [ Syn: 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.)

    [ Syn: access code ]

  5. (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information

    [ Syn: memory access ]

  6. the act of approaching or entering; he gained access to the building'

    access (v.)

  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

    [ Syn: get at ]

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