Accesses



the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use; admittance:
They have access to the files.
the state or quality of being approachable:
The house was difficult of access.
a way or means of approach:
The only access to the house was a rough dirt road.
Theology. approach to God through Jesus Christ.
an attack or onset, as of a disease.
a sudden and strong emotional outburst.
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to make contact with or gain access to; be able to reach, approach, enter, etc.:
Bank customers can access their checking accounts instantly through the new electronic system.
Computers. to locate (data) for transfer from one part of a computer system to another, generally between an external storage device and main storage.
Television. (of programming, time, etc.) available to the public:
Six channels now offer access services.
Historical Examples

So it went for weeks, for months, with the accesses of depression and anger always rarer.
The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams

accesses of anger an still noted, during which he is very vulgar.
Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori

It is fair, however, to say that these accesses of morality or moralising are not very frequent.
A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 George Saintsbury

But when we are in a fever, have the sun and moon any influence upon the accesses of it, in its days of crisis?
A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

accesses of emotion swelled her nostrils and made her lips waver together.
What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes

Increasing age gave to these accesses of malady a character of danger, which she already began to remark with deep anxiety.
The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Charles James Lever

Raymond had prayed to God, in some of his accesses of fanaticism, that he might suffer martyrdom in his holy cause.
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions Charles Mackay

To all appearances equally removed from effeminateness and brutality, he was subject, nevertheless, to accesses of both.
Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann

That the progress of philosophy has hardened Browning’s heart to accesses of passion, or cramped his creative imagination?
Platform Monologues T. G. Tucker

Lambert had taken care of that by posting regiments in an outer ring round Morley’s and Mosse’s, so as to block all accesses.
The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660 David Masson

noun
the act of approaching or entering
the condition of allowing entry, esp (of a building or room) allowing entry by wheelchairs, prams, etc
the right or privilege to approach, reach, enter, or make use of something
a way or means of approach or entry
the opportunity or right to see or approach someone: she fights for divorce and free access to her children
(modifier) designating programmes made by the general public as distinguished from those made by professional broadcasters: access television
a sudden outburst or attack, as of rage or disease
verb
to gain access to; make accessible or available
(transitive) (computing)

to obtain or retrieve (information) from a storage device
to place (information) in a storage device See also direct access, sequential access

n.

early 14c., “an attack of fever,” from Old French acces “onslaught, attack; onset (of an illness)” (14c.), from Latin accessus “a coming to, an approach,” noun use of past participle of accedere “approach” (see accede). The later senses are directly from Latin. Meaning “an entrance” is from c.1600. Meaning “habit or power of getting into the presence of (someone or something)” is from late 14c.
v.

1962, originally in computing, from access (n.). Related: Accessed; accessing.

access ac·cess (āk’sěs)
n.

A means of approaching, entering, exiting, or making use of; passage.

The space required to view a tooth and manipulate dental instruments to remove decay and prepare the tooth for restoration.

The opening in the crown of a tooth necessary to allow adequate admittance to the pulp space to clean, shape, and seal the root canal.

Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

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