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ACCESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does access mean? 

ACCESS (noun)
  The noun ACCESS has 6 senses:

1. the right to enter
2. the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)
3. a way of entering or leaving
4. 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.)
5. (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information
6. the act of approaching or entering

  Familiarity information: ACCESS used as a noun is common.


ACCESS (verb)
  The verb ACCESS has 2 senses:

1. obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
2. reach or gain access to

  Familiarity information: ACCESS used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCESS (noun)


Sense 1access [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The right to enter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

access; admittance; entree; accession

Hypernyms ("access" is a kind of...):

right (an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "access"):

door (anything providing a means of access (or escape))


Sense 2access [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("access" is a kind of...):

right (an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature)


Sense 3access [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A way of entering or leaving

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

access; approach

Context example:

he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge

Hypernyms ("access" is a kind of...):

way (any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "access"):

entrance; entranceway; entree; entry; entryway (something that provides access (to get in or get out))


Sense 4access [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

access code; access

Hypernyms ("access" is a kind of...):

code (a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "access"):

back door; backdoor (an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains)


Sense 5access [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

memory access; access

Hypernyms ("access" is a kind of...):

operation ((computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction))

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "access"):

disk access (memory access to the computer disk on which information is stored)


Sense 6access [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of approaching or entering

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

he gained access to the building

Hypernyms ("access" is a kind of...):

approach; approaching; coming (the act of drawing spatially closer to something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "access"):

back door; backdoor (a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position))


ACCESS (verb)


Sense 1access [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "access" is one way to...):

find; recover; regain; retrieve (get or find back; recover the use of)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "access"):

address (access or locate by address)

log in; log on; log-in (enter a computer)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2access [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reach or gain access to

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

get at; access

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "access" is one way to...):

arrive at; attain; gain; hit; make; reach (reach a destination, either real or abstract)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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