Accessibility



easy to approach, reach, enter, speak with, or use.
that can be used, entered, reached, etc.:
an accessible road; accessible ruins.
obtainable; attainable:
accessible evidence.
open to the influence of (usually followed by to):
accessible to bribery.
Contemporary Examples

How did she balance her gift of accessibility with serious intention?
Why Jonathan Franzen Can’t Appreciate Edith Wharton Marina Budhos February 29, 2012

I think it caused enough debate, reflection, and innovation to create the current state of accessibility, which I love.
15 Years After Napster: How the Music Service Changed the Industry Alex Suskind June 5, 2014

Women in Africa and the Middle East are 23 percent less likely than men to have that accessibility.
Bringing Mobile Technology to the World’s Women Nina Strochlic September 23, 2013

He no longer tries to keep his own…accessibility…away from himself.
The Stacks: The Eyes of Winter: Paul Newman at 70 Peter Richmond October 10, 2014

It sent a message of accessibility in the face of economic hardship.
Michelle Obama’s Signs of Fashion Restraint on Election Night Isabel Wilkinson November 6, 2012

Historical Examples

Natural differences in the grades of fertility and of accessibility determine first the most valued locations.
The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter

The choice should depend on the accessibility and maturity of the wood.
Manual of American Grape-Growing U. P. Hedrick

accessibility to such chemicals and procurement of such chemicals usually lead to a search.
Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942 Various

But this accessibility in the summer is exactly reversed in the winter.
Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled Hudson Stuck

The vassal is protected by the accessibility of formularized law.
Mornings in Florence John Ruskin

adjective
easy to approach, enter, use, or understand
accessible to, likely to be affected by; open to; susceptible to
obtainable; available
easy for disabled people to enter or use
(logic) (of a possible world) surveyable from some other world so that the truth value of statements about it can be known. A statement possibly p is true in a world W if and only if p is true in some worlds accessible to W
n.

c.1800, from accessible + -ity.
adj.

c.1400, “affording access,” from Middle French accessible, from Late Latin accessibilis, verbal adjective from Latin accessus “a coming near, approach” (see access (n.)). Meaning “easy to reach” is from 1640s; Of art or writing, “able to be readily understood,” 1961 (a term not needed in the years before writing or art often deliberately was made not so).

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  • Accessible to

    easy to approach, reach, enter, speak with, or use. that can be used, entered, reached, etc.: an accessible road; accessible ruins. obtainable; attainable: accessible evidence. open to the influence of (usually followed by to): accessible to bribery. adjective easy to approach, enter, use, or understand accessible to, likely to be affected by; open to; susceptible […]

  • Accessibly

    easy to approach, reach, enter, speak with, or use. that can be used, entered, reached, etc.: an accessible road; accessible ruins. obtainable; attainable: accessible evidence. open to the influence of (usually followed by to): accessible to bribery. Contemporary Examples Each is accessibly written and by a person who knows China well. The Must-Read China List […]



  • Accessing

    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 […]

  • Accession number

    the individual number or serial designation identifying specifically any of the items, as books or records, acquired by a library, collection, or the like. Historical Examples The three varieties used in the experiment are Meiling, Nanking, and an unnamed variety carried under the accession number 7916. Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at […]



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