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[n] the act of approaching or entering; "he gained access to the building"
[n] a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
[n] (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information
[n] the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)
[n] the right to enter
[v] 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"
[v] obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer


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Misc. Definitions

\Ac*cess"\ (#; 277), n. [F. acc[`e]s, L. accessus, fr. accedere. See {Accede}.]
1. A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince. I did repel his letters, and denied His access to me. --Shak.
2. The means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land. ``All access was thronged.'' --Milton.
3. Admission to sexual intercourse. During coverture, access of the husband shall be presumed, unless the contrary be shown. --Blackstone.
4. Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used.] I, from the influence of thy looks, receive Access in every virtue. --Milton.
5. An onset, attack, or fit of disease. The first access looked like an apoplexy. --Burnet.
6. A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury. [A Gallicism]

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