adjective Date: 15th century 1. providing access 2. a. capable of being reached <
accessible by rail
; also being within reach <
fashions at accessible prices
b. easy to communicate or deal with <
accessible people
3. capable of being influenced ; open <
accessible to new ideas
4. capable of being used or seen ; available <
the collection is not currently accessible
5. capable of being understood or appreciated <
the author's most accessible stories
an accessible film
accessibility nounaccessibleness nounaccessibly adverb

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  • accessible — UK US /əkˈsesəbl/ adjective ► able to be easily got or used: be accessible to sb » The website is accessible to all users. ► able to be reached or entered: »The studios are fully accessible to people with disabilities. »Our building is wheelchair …   Financial and business terms

  • Accessible — Ac*cess i*ble, a. [L. accessibilis, fr. accedere: cf. F. accessible. See {Accede}.] 1. Easy of access or approach; approachable; as, an accessible town or mountain, an accessible person. [1913 Webster] 2. Open to the influence of; with to. Minds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accessible — Accessible, adj. de tout genre. Qui peut estre abordé, qui peut estre approché. Cet homme, ce lieu n est pas accessible. il est accessible à toute heure & à toutes sortes de personnes. cette place n est accessible que par un endroit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • accessible — [ak ses′ə bəl, əkses′ə bəl] adj. [Fr < LL(Ec) accessibilis < L accessus, ACCESS] 1. that can be approached or entered 2. easy to approach or enter 3. that can be got; obtainable 4. open to the influence of: with to [accessible to pity] …   English World dictionary

  • accessible — (adj.) c.1400, affording access, from M.Fr. accessible, from L.L. accessibilis, verbal adjective from L. accessus a coming near, approach (see ACCESS (Cf. access) (n.)). Meaning easy to reach is from 1640s; Of art or writing, able to be readily… …   Etymology dictionary

  • accessible — I adjective achievable, amenable, approachable, assailable, attainable, available, communicative, convenient, obliging, open, open minded, penetrable, pervious, reachable, receptive, responsive II index amenable, available, convenient …   Law dictionary

  • accessible — [adj] approachable; ready for use attainable, available, door’s always open*, employable, exposed, getatable, handy, near, obtainable, open, operative, possible, practicable, public, reachable, susceptible, unrestricted, usable; concept 576 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • accessible — Accessible, com. penac. Accessu facilis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • accessible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to be accessed. 2) friendly and easy to talk to; approachable. 3) easily understood or appreciated. DERIVATIVES accessibility noun accessibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • accessible — (a ksè si bl ) adj. 1°   Où l on peut arriver, pénétrer. Le rivage n était pas accessible. Le temple de Cérès n était pas accessible aux hommes. Rendre un coteau accessible. 2°   Fig. La vertu est accessible à tous. Sous l ancienne monarchie,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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