What is access?

  • (verb): Reach or gain access to.
    Example: "How does one access the attic in this house?"
    Synonyms: get at
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on access:

Watertown, Wisconsin - Transportation
... Highways 26 and 16 provide access to Interstate 94 ... Highway 16 provides access to the Milwaukee metro area, and highway 19 provides access to the Madison metro area ...
Operation Flavius - Examination of MI5 Records
... the official historian for the Security Service, was given access to MI5's records to prepare a book for the centenary of the organisation ... Andrew had access to all files created by MI5 since it was founded but was limited in what he could publish ... He was required to enroll in the Security Service in order to be given access to the archives, which drew criticism from some historians and commentators prior to the writing of the book ...
Proxy Server - Uses
... To speed up access to resources (using caching) ... Access enhancement/restriction To apply access policy to network services or content, e.g ... To access sites prohibited or filtered by your ISP or institution ...
Access - Other Meanings
... Access control is the ability to permit or deny the use of a particular resource Access (comics), a comic book character Access (economics) Access (group), a Japanese ...

More definitions of "access":

  • (noun): (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information.
    Synonyms: memory access
  • (noun): The act of approaching or entering.
    Example: "He gained access to the building"
  • (noun): A way of entering or leaving.
    Example: "He took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
    Synonyms: approach
  • (verb): Obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer.
  • (noun): The right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership).

Famous quotes containing the word access:

    The last publicized center of American writing was Manhattan. Its writers became known as the New York Intellectuals. With important connections to publishing, and universities, with access to the major book reviews, they were able to pose as the vanguard of American culture when they were so obsessed with the two Joes—McCarthy and Stalin—that they were to produce only two artists, Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, who left town.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)

    Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life. It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)

    The Hacker Ethic: Access to computers—and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works—should be unlimited and total.
    Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!
    All information should be free.
    Mistrust authority—promote decentralization.
    Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position.
    You can create art and beauty on a computer.
    Computers can change your life for the better.
    Steven Levy, U.S. writer. Hackers, ch. 2, “The Hacker Ethic,” pp. 27-33, Anchor Press, Doubleday (1984)