What is access?

  • (verb): Obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on access:

Access - Other Meanings
... Access control is the ability to permit or deny the use of a particular resource Access (comics), a comic book character Access (economics) Access (group), a Japanese musical group Access (c ...
Proxy Server - Uses
... To speed up access to resources (using caching) ... Access enhancement/restriction To apply access policy to network services or content, e.g ... To access sites prohibited or filtered by your ISP or institution ...
Watertown, Wisconsin - Transportation
... Highways 26 and 16 provide access to Interstate 94 ... Highway 16 provides access to the Milwaukee metro area, and highway 19 provides access to the Madison metro area ...
Operation Flavius - Examination of MI5 Records
... official historian for the Security Service, was given access to MI5's records to prepare a book for the centenary of the organisation ... Andrew had access to all files created by MI5 since it was founded but was limited in what he could publish ... He was required to enroll in the Security Service in order to be given access to the archives, which drew criticism from some historians and commentators prior to the writing of the book ...
Simple API For XML - Drawbacks
... Virtually any kind of XML validation requires access to the document in full ... Additionally, some kinds of XML processing simply require having access to the entire document ... XSLT and XPath, for example, need to be able to access any node at any time in the parsed XML tree ...

More definitions of "access":

  • (noun): (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information.
    Synonyms: memory access
  • (noun): The act of approaching or entering.
    Example: "He gained access to the building"
  • (noun): The right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership).
  • (verb): Reach or gain access to.
    Example: "How does one access the attic in this house?"
    Synonyms: get at
  • (noun): A way of entering or leaving.
    Example: "He took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
    Synonyms: approach

Famous quotes containing the word access:

    The Hacker Ethic: Access to computers—and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works—should be unlimited and total.
    Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!
    All information should be free.
    Mistrust authority—promote decentralization.
    Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position.
    You can create art and beauty on a computer.
    Computers can change your life for the better.
    Steven Levy, U.S. writer. Hackers, ch. 2, “The Hacker Ethic,” pp. 27-33, Anchor Press, Doubleday (1984)

    The nature of women’s oppression is unique: women are oppressed as women, regardless of class or race; some women have access to significant wealth, but that wealth does not signify power; women are to be found everywhere, but own or control no appreciable territory; women live with those who oppress them, sleep with them, have their children—we are tangled, hopelessly it seems, in the gut of the machinery and way of life which is ruinous to us.
    Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946)

    In the greatest confusion there is still an open channel to the soul. It may be difficult to find because by midlife it is overgrown, and some of the wildest thickets that surround it grow out of what we describe as our education. But the channel is always there, and it is our business to keep it open, to have access to the deepest part of ourselves.
    Saul Bellow (b. 1915)