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Definition of Access


  1. A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince.
  2. The means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land.
  3. Admission to sexual intercourse.
  4. Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used.]
  5. An onset, attack, or fit of disease.
  6. A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury.

Access Quotations

The PC has improved the world in just about every area you can think of. Amazing developments in communications, collaboration and efficiencies. New kinds of entertainment and social media. Access to information and the ability to give a voice people who would never have been heard.
Bill Gates

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement. - Peter Drucker
Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.
Peter Drucker

World fertility surveys indicate that anywhere from one third to one half of the babies born in the Third World would not be if their mothers had access to cheap, reliable family planning, had enough personal empowerment to stand up to their husbands and relatives, and could choose their own family size.
Donella Meadows

Patient autonomy is paramount to the oath that we take when we enter the profession of medicine. That is why I am appalled when the federal government gets between my patients and their right to the full range of medical information and complete access to health care.
Ami Bera

Breast cancer alone kills some 458,000 people each year, according to the World Health Organization, mainly in low- and middle-income countries. It has got to be a priority to ensure that more women can access gene testing and lifesaving preventive treatment, whatever their means and background, wherever they live.
Angelina Jolie
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Access Translations

access in Dutch is oprijlaan, oprit
access in German is Zugriff, Einsicht, Zugriff, Zutritt, Zugang
access in Italian is entratura
access in Norwegian is adgang
access in Portuguese is acesso, ataque
access in Spanish is instinto, entendimiento, acceso, acceso
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