access access  /ˈæk ˌsɛs/


  1. (n) the right to enter
  2. (n) the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)
  3. (n) a way of entering or leaving
  4. (n) 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.)
  5. (n) (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information
  6. (n) the act of approaching or entering
  7. (v) obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
  8. (v) reach or gain access to


  1. With an ambitious new plan, the city hopes to provide a nationwide model that grants health access to all.
  2. Download the FREE PTI Mobile app for the iPhone or iPod touch to access PTI's depth of content around-the-clock.
  3. By providing wireless access to the internet in public places and at home, Wi-Fi is shaking up the slumbering tech sector.


  1. Access Community Action Agency to offer employment program

    The Access Community Action Agency will host the Climb the Ladder to a Better Future Program from 9 a.m. to noon starting June 19 in Willimantic and Danielson.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Norwich Bulletin

  2. Gmail access disrupted in Iran ahead of election

    Access to Google's Gmail service appears to be disrupted in Iran just days before the country's presidential election.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: TechWorld

  3. Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson Honored At The Women of Excellence Awards

    Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson was honored over the weekend by The LadyLike Foundation with a Women of Excellence Award.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Access Hollywood via Yahoo! News


  1. "The information was there," Obama said. "Agencies and analysts who needed it had access to it."
    on Jan 7, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Daily News

  2. "This bill provides the necessary tools and funding to help protect our economy against a system-wide breakdown," Bush said in a statement released by the White House. "The bill will help allow access to credit so American families can meet...
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: President Bush Source: United Press International

  3. "We were trying to make sure that military recruiters had full and complete access to our students," Kagan told Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, "and we were also trying to protect our anti-discriminatory policy. So we were trying to do both of...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: The Associated Press

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affectation affectation
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