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Definition of access noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a way of entering or reaching a place The police gained access through a broken window. There is easy access by road. access to something The only access to the farmhouse is across the fields. Disabled visitors are welcome; there is good wheelchair access to most facilities. compare egress
  2. 2access (to something) the opportunity or right to use something or to see someone or something Students must have access to good resources. You need a password to get access to the computer system. access to confidential information Journalists were denied access to the president.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: access