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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Access  \Ac*cess"\  (#;  277),  n.  [F.  acc[`e]s,  L.  accessus  fr 
  accedere  See  {Accede}.] 
  1.  A  coming  to  or  near  approach;  admittance;  admission; 
  accessibility;  as  to  gain  access  to  a  prince. 
 
  I  did  repel  his  letters,  and  denied  His  access  to 
  me  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  means  place  or  way  by  which  a  thing  may  be 
  approached;  passage  way  as  the  access  is  by  a  neck  of 
  land.  ``All  access  was  thronged.''  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Admission  to  sexual  intercourse. 
 
  During  coverture,  access  of  the  husband  shall  be 
  presumed,  unless  the  contrary  be  shown. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  4.  Increase  by  something  added;  addition;  as  an  access  of 
  territory.  [In  this  sense  accession  is  more  generally 
  used.] 
 
  I,  from  the  influence  of  thy  looks  receive  Access 
  in  every  virtue.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  An  onset,  attack,  or  fit  of  disease. 
 
  The  first  access  looked  like  an  apoplexy.  --Burnet. 
 
  6.  A  paroxysm;  a  fit  of  passion;  an  outburst;  as  an  access 
  of  fury.  [A  Gallicism] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  access 
  n  1:  the  right  to  enter  [syn:  {entree},  {admittance}] 
  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  "he  took  a  wrong  turn  on  the 
  access  to  the  bridge"  [syn:  {approach}] 
  4:  (computer  science)  the  operation  of  reading  or  writing 
  stored  information  [syn:  {memory  access}] 
  5:  the  act  of  approaching  or  entering;  "he  gained  access  to  the 
  builidng" 
  v  1:  obtain  or  retrieve  from  a  storage  device;  as  of  information 
  on  a  computer 
  2:  reach  or  gain  access  to  [syn:  {get  at}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Access 
 
  1.    An  English-like  query  language  used  in  the 
  {Pick}  {operating  system}. 
 
  2.    {Microsoft  Access}. 
 
  (1994-11-08) 
 
 




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