Definition of accessible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əkˈsesəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əkˈsesəbl//
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  1. 1that can be reached, entered, used, seen, etc. The remote desert area is accessible only by helicopter. accessible to somebody These documents are not accessible to the public.
  2. 2that can be reached, entered, used, etc. by somebody who has problems walking accessible toilets for wheelchair users
  3. 3easy to understand Her poetry is always very accessible. accessible to somebody a programme making science more accessible to young people
  4. 4(of a person) easy to talk to and to get to know
  5. opposite inaccessible
    Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin accessibilis, from Latin access- ‘approached’, from the verb accedere, from ad- ‘to’ + cedere ‘give way, yield’. Extra examplesIt is written in simple language, immediately accessible to the reader. The beach should be accessible to everyone. The cartoon strips are designed to make Shakespeare accessible to children. The garden is accessible from the lane. The museum is easily accessible by public transport. a very accessible account of Korean history The programme tries to make science more accessible to young people. The text is extremely accessible and the language beautiful.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: accessible