Definition of access in English:
- Two side entrances provide access to the back garden - one has double timber doors which lead to a carport.
- A covered side entrance provides access to the large walled rear garden, which also has an outside toilet.
- There is plumbing for a washing machine, and a side door provides access to the garden.
- It is not a policy issue as to whether people should have access to water or not, people are naturally entitled to have access.
- Ensure that next year's influx of students have access to properly funded clubs and resources.
- It's right and proper that teachers have access to the full process of judicial review, which by its thorough nature, will take time.
- This group aims to support fathers who suffer after marital disputes, for example by being denied access to their children by the mother.
- At the same time union representatives were denied access to members and were not faxed requested safety reports.
- Ms. Stewart did not have her speech limited nor were students denied access to her as you suggest.
- Memory data accesses are hundreds of times faster than disk.
- This execution involves performing arithmetic and logical calculations, initiating memory accesses, and controlling the flow of program execution.
- Virtual Interface Architecture is a new method or establishing application-to-application remote memory accesses over a network.
- The evolution of access broadcasting has produced a different kind of anxiety.
- The forum will be aired on local public access television prior to Election Day.
- And in the afternoon, we saw a man who had strangled his girlfriend in her parents' house, also in an access of jealousy.
- Either a solution has presented itself or I've had an access of strength and energy which has been enough to get me through.
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- The private car park is accessed via remote controlled gates.
- The site is accessed via the Dunmore Road and is around two miles from the city centre.
- A signed diversion route will also be in place for drivers wanting to access the village via the A64.
- The lack of protection means that e-mails and sensitive computer files can be accessed by hackers using little more than a laptop and an antenna.
- For example, today you can access Microsoft file servers with a Samba client.
- When the user accesses the file, online archiving retrieves that data twice as fast as it was compressed.
The verb access is standard and common in computing and related terminology ( employees can access the office network). But its use outside computing contexts, although well established in the language, is sometimes criticized as being ‘jargon’ ( we lacked adequate supply to access the markets we needed to reach). Other words or phrases such as ‘enter’ or ‘gain access to’ are suggested as ready substitutes. For another example of a controversial formation of a verb from a noun, see impact (usage).
cede from early 16th century:
Cede is from French céder or Latin cedere ‘to yield, give way, go’. Cedere is a rich source of English words including abscess (mid 16th century) ‘going away’ (of the infection when it bursts); access [Middle English] ‘go to’; ancestor (Middle English) someone who went ante ‘before’; antecedent (Late Middle English) from the same base as ancestor; cease (Middle English); concede (Late Middle English) to give way completely; decease (Middle English) ‘go away’; exceed (Late Middle English) to go beyond a boundary; intercede (late 16th century) go between; predecessor (Late Middle English) one who went away before; proceed (Late Middle English) to go forward; recede (Late Middle English) ‘go back’; and succeed (Late Middle English) ‘come close after’.
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