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ac·cess  audio  (kss) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A means of approaching, entering, exiting, communicating with, or making use of: a store with easy access.
  2. The act of approaching.
  3. The ability or right to approach, enter, exit, communicate with, or make use of: has access to the restricted area; has access to classified material.
  4. Public access.
  5. An increase by addition.
  6. An outburst or onset: an access of rage.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
ac·cessed, ac·cess·ing, ac·cess·es
To obtain access to, especially by computer: used a browser to access a website; accessed her bank account online.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English acces, a coming to, from Old French, from Latin accessus, past participle of accdere, to arrive : ad-, ad- + cdere, to come; see ked- in Indo-European roots


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