access

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Access is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
access

Plural
accesses

  1. (countable & uncountable) If you have access to something, you can use it, look at it, enter it, etc.
    As a student, you have access to all our facilities including the library and computers.
    We will seek to provide greater access to personal records held by government.

Verb[change]

Plain form
access

Third-person singular
accesses

Past tense
accessed

Past participle
accessed

Present participle
accessing

  1. (transitive) If you access something, you get information from it, usually using a computer.
    The product enables multiple systems to access a single database.
    Users of PCs can access images from the photo CDs using any CD-ROM input device.