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Definition 1: the act of approaching or entering - [noun denoting act]

Samples where access or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gained access to the building

(access is a kind of ...) the act of drawing spatially closer to something

"the hunter's approach scattered the geese"

(... is a kind of access ) a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position)

"he got his job through the back door"

Definition 2: a way of entering or leaving - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where access or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge

Synonyms for access in the sense of this definition

(access is a kind of ...) any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another

"he said he was looking for the way out"

(... is a kind of access ) something that provides access (to get in or get out)

"they waited at the entrance to the garden" "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"

Definition 3: (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for access in the sense of this definition

(access is a kind of ...) (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)

"it can perform millions of operations per second"

(... is a kind of access ) memory access to the computer disk on which information is stored

(access belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 4: the right to enter - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for access in the sense of this definition

(access is a kind of ...) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

"they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people" "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"

(... is a kind of access ) anything providing a means of access (or escape)

"we closed the door to Haitian immigrants" "education is the door to success"

Definition 5: the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership) - [noun denoting attribute]

(access is a kind of ...) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

"they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people" "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"

Definition 6: 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.) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for access in the sense of this definition

(access is a kind of ...) a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

(... is a kind of access ) an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains

Definition 7: reach or gain access to - [verb of motion]

Samples where access or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for access in the sense of this definition

(access is a kind of ...) reach a destination, either real or abstract

"We hit Detroit by noon" "The water reached the doorstep" "We barely made it to the finish line" "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

Definition 8: obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer - [verb of possession]

(access is a kind of ...) get or find back; recover the use of

"She regained control of herself" "She found her voice and replied quickly"

(... is a kind of access ) access or locate by address

(... is a kind of access ) enter a computer

"Have you logged in lately?"

(access belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

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