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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. 2 access (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