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A way of entering or reaching something or someone; an admittance to or an entrance to a place. (1)
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access (AK ses") (s) (noun), accesses (pl)
1. Way of approach, a means of reaching, passageway, entry: Switzerland has access to the sea by way of the Rhine River.
2. A way of getting to something or someone, admittance; entrance: The thief gained access to the safe in the store.
3. A sudden outburst or attack as of rage, disease, or emotion: Jeremy had a fit of passion which resulted in an access of fury or rage.
4. Etymology: from Latin accessus, "a coming to, an approach"; from accedere, "to enter upon"; from ac-, "to" (a variation of ad- before c + cedere "to move, to go").
The ability to enter or to approach something.
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This entry is located in the following unit: -cede, -ceed, -cess, -cease (page 1)
access (verb), accesses; accessed; accessing
1. To obtain information or data; especially, from computer: "A person usually can't access most of the data on a computer without having a password."
2. To go someplace and to be able to enter whatever it is: "Pete asked for a key to the office because he was planning to access the office after working hours to complete his report.
3. Entering, making an entrée: "The thief was accessing the vault while the political rallies were taking place."
This entry is located in the following unit: -cede, -ceed, -cess, -cease (page 1)
access, assess, excess
access (AK ses") (noun)
1. Way of approach, a means of reaching, passageway, entry: Switzerland has access to the sea by way of the Rhine River.
2. A way of getting to something or someone, admittance; entrance: The thief gained access to the vault.

The hallway offers good access to the bedroom.

assess (uh SES) (verb)
1. To set an estimated value on property, etc. for taxation; estimate, appraise: The local tax office decided to assess the new houses.
2. To judge, evaluate, appraise, determine: General Jones will assess the situation and call for reinforcements if needed.
excess (ik SES) (noun)
1. Surpassing limits, surplus, extra, overflow: The excess of furniture was stored in the cellar.
2. Superabundance, surplus, overabundance, too much, oversupply: The teacher thought little Bobby had an excess of energy.

There is an excess of poverty, hunger, and suffering in the world.

Some people always confuse access and excess. Access is a way of getting to something or someone; excess is a surplus, a state of overabundance: "How could the thief have gained access to the vault?" "Dieting will take off your excess weight."

Excess is what some people always enjoy drinking to.

—Evan Esar

Darryl and Ted wanted to assess the situation and decide what they were going to do next because since there was no access to the compartment, they couldn't pump out the excess water.

(controlling access has its advantages)
(Modern Latin: chemical element; from Greek, dysprositos, hard to get at; difficult to access; hard to obtain; rare earth)
(secretly getting access to files on a computer or network in order to get information, to steal private information in order to illegally transfer money, or to cause damage, etc.)
Word Entries at Word Info containing the term: “access
Biometrics: Benefits of Biometrics in Controlling Access
A biometric tool that measures bodily features for better security.
Biometrics: Important Role in Physical Access Control
A biometric tool that is important for physical-access control.
multiple access schemes
Methods of increasing the amount of data that can be transmitted wirelessly within the same frequency spectrum.

Some RFID readers use Time Division Multiple Access, or TDMA, meaning they read tags at different times to avoid interfering with one another.

This entry is located in the following units: multi-, mult- (page 5) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): Definitions (page 6)
time division multiple access, TDMA
A method of solving the problem of the signals of two readers colliding.

Algorithms are used to make sure the readers attempt to read tags at different times.

This entry is located in the following units: multi-, mult- (page 9) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): Definitions (page 9)