What is the meaning of access?


  • The right to enter.
  • The right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership. )
  • A way of entering or leaving.
    • usage: "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
  • 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.))
  • Computer science. ( the operation of reading or writing stored information)
  • The act of approaching or entering.
    • usage: "he gained access to the building"


  • Obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer.
  • Reach or gain access to.
    • usage: "How does one access the attic in this house"; "I cannot get to the T. V. Antenna, even if I climb on the roof"
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APAWordNet. (2010). access. Retrieved May 28, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/access/definitions/1189818
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "access" http://smartdefine.org/access/definitions/1189818 (accessed May 28, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, access, Smart Define, viewed 28 May, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/access/definitions/1189818>.
MLAWordNet. "access" 23 October 2010. Web. 28 May 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/access/definitions/1189818>
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