Accessible



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

After so much reality TV and confessional celebrity interviews, the public is tired of accessible stars.
How Anna Turned It ‘Round Tina Brown September 10, 2009

Names themselves on Facebook are accessible and public information, under the service’s rules.
Facebook Privacy Hysteria David Kirkpatrick October 18, 2010

When celebrities step outside, they face high expectations to be both fashionable and accessible to the middle class.
The Tricky Traveling Wardrobe Robin Givhan July 18, 2011

According to Richard, Ferguson was not accessible by telephone or any other means of communication.
Stockman Mystery Deepens Ben Jacobs January 23, 2014

My children didn’t find it accessible, but the minute they got to Stratford and started seeing the plays, they get it.
Charles Asks Spice Girl When They Will Reunite Tom Sykes February 10, 2014

Historical Examples

It was accessible only on one side, and that from the ravine or glen below.
Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated Sir Walter Scott

The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity.
The Devil’s Dictionary Ambrose Bierce

The demand is widespread that the information which this book contains should be put into accessible shape.
The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV Various

“accessible in two hundred years, all right,” insisted Dick serenely.
The Forest Stewart Edward White

As I have said, it is curious that there is next to no instruction or guidance commonly provided or accessible in this matter.
The Drama of Love and Death Edward Carpenter

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
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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