1. <programming language> An English-like query language used in the Pick operating system.

2. <database design, product> Microsoft Access.

(01 Mar 1994)

acceptor site, acceptor splicing site, acces pernicieux < Prev | Next > access, access, Access Control List

Bookmark with: icon icon icon icon iconword visualiser Go and visit our forums Community Forums

<administration> When an institution takes steps to offer students with disadvantages the maximum opportunity to participate in its courses, and changes its entry requirements or teaching arrangements, for example, by offering them by distance education, or by special arrangements for disabled students.

See: disadvantaged students

(14 Jan 2009)

acceptor splicing site, acces pernicieux, Access < Prev | Next > access, Access Control List, accessibility

Bookmark with: icon icon icon icon iconword visualiser Go and visit our forums Community Forums

1. A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince. "I did repel his letters, and denied His access to me." (Shak)

2. The means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land. "All access was thronged."

3. Admission to sexual intercourse. "During coverture, access of the husband shall be presumed, unless the contrary be shown." (Blackstone)

4. Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used] "I, from the influence of thy looks, receive Access in every virtue." (Milton)

5. An onset, attack, or fit of disease. "The first access looked like an apoplexy." (Burnet)

6. A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury.

Origin: F. Acces, L. Accessus, fr. Accedere. See Accede.

(01 Mar 1998)