Meaning of ACCESS in English

ACCESS

n. & v.

--n.

1. a way of approaching or reaching or entering (a building with rear access).

2 a (often foll. by to) the right or opportunity to reach or use or visit; admittance (has access to secret files; was granted access to the prisoner). b the condition of being readily approached; accessibility.

3 (often foll. by of) an attack or outburst (an access of anger).

4 (attrib.) Brit. (of broadcasting) allowed to minority or special-interest groups to undertake (access television).

--v.tr.

1. Computing gain access to (data, a file, etc.).

2 accession.

Phrases and idioms:

access road a road giving access only to the properties along it. access time Computing the time taken to retrieve data from storage.

Etymology: ME f. OF acces or L accessus f. accedere (as AC-, cedere cess- go)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.