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noun (es, -)
  1. (uncountable) A way or means of approaching or entering; an entrance; a passage.
    • All was thronged. - Milton
      1. (uncountable) The act of approaching or entering; an advance.
      2. (uncountable) The right or ability of approaching or entering; admittance; admission; accessibility.
    • I did repel his fetters, and denied His to me. - Shakespeare, Hamlet, II-i
      1. (uncountable) Admission to sexual intercourse.
    • During coverture, of the husband shall be presumed, unless the contrary be shown. - Blackstone
      1. (countable) An increase by addition; accession; as, an of territory.
    • I, from the influence of thy looks, receive in every virtue. - Milton
      1. (countable) An onset, attack, or fit of disease; an ague fit.
    • The first looked like an apoplexy. - Burnet
      1. (countable) An outburst of an emotion; a paroxysm; a fit of passion; as, an of fury.
    • 1946: Arnold J. Toynbee, A Study of History (Abridgement of Volumes I-VI by D.C. Somervell)
      : It appears that, about the middle of the fourth century of the Christian Era, the Germans in the Roman service started the new practice of retaining their native names; and this change of etiquette, which seems to have been abrupt, points to a sudden <b>access</b> of self-confidence and self-assurance in the souls of the barbarian personnel which had previously been content to 'go Roman' without reservations.
      1. (uncountable) The right of a non-custodial parent to visit their child.
      2. (uncountable) (computing) The process of locating data in memory.
      3. (uncountable) (internet) connection, Connection to or communication with a computer program or to the Internet.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: bezoekrecht
    (trans-mid)
  • French: accès
  • German: Zugriff
  • Italian: accesso
    (trans-mid)
verb (access, es)
  1. (transitive) To gain or obtain access to.
  2. (transitive) (computing) To have access to (data).
Translations: 
  • Dutch: toegang hebben (tot)
  • German: Zugang haben
Etymology: From accès or from accessus, past participle of accedere "to accede".


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