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English noun: access

1. access (attribute) the right to enter

Synonymsaccession, admission, admittance, entree

Broader (hypernym)right

Narrower (hyponym)door

2. access (attribute) the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)

Broader (hypernym)right

3. access (artifact) a way of entering or leaving

SamplesHe took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge.


Broader (hypernym)way

Narrower (hyponym)entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway

4. access (communication) a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc.)

Synonymsaccess code

Broader (hypernym)code

Narrower (hyponym)back door, backdoor

5. access (artifact) (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information

Synonymsmemory access

Broader (hypernym)operation

Narrower (hyponym)disk access

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

6. access (act) the act of approaching or entering

SamplesHe gained access to the building.

Broader (hypernym)approach, approaching, coming

Narrower (hyponym)back door, backdoor

English verb: access

1. access (possession) obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)find, recover, regain, retrieve

Narrower (hyponym)address, log in, log on, log-in

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

2. access (motion) reach or gain access to

SamplesHow does one access the attic in this house?.
I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof.

Synonymsget at

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach

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