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access

[′ak‚ses]
(civil engineering)
Freedom, ability, or the legal right to pass without obstruction from a given point on earth to some other objective, such as the sea or a public highway.
(computer science)
The reading of data from storage or the writing of data into storage.

access

(to post-compulsory education) the process of facilitating entry to formal learning for ‘non-traditional’ students (e.g. CLASS, ETHNIC GROUP, AGE GROUP and disability). Theoretically, entry may be hindered in various ways including economically, culturally and institutionally In practice, however, potential entrants may be confronted by a combination of these obstacles. Access researchers are particularly concerned with resisting and criticizing the application of‘deficit’ models to potential entrants. In attempting to explain instances of under- or non-participation such models sometimes ignore wider socio-economic and cultural factors and will look to the individual, claiming, for example, that ‘low aspirations’ are decisive and can be acted on directly See also ACCESS COURSES.

access

A means of approach, e.g., a road, street, or walk.

Access

(language)
An English-like query language used in the Pick operating system.

Access

(database, product)

access

(1) To store data on and retrieve data from a disk or other peripheral device. See access arm, access method and Microsoft Access.

(2) The entrance to the Internet or other online service or network.

(3) In computer security, the opportunity for use of a resource. See logical access and physical access.
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With the Near and Far feature, items used most frequently are stored closest to the access opening for faster delivery and decreasing wait time.
Tenders are invited for Coldmill pavement; furnish and install asphalt hot mix; crack seal/repair cracks; remove and replace pavement; provide paving fabric stress absorbing membrane; adjust access opening to grade; furnish and install traffic loop detectors; provide striping and marking; provide survey and monumentation; provide traffic control; clean/tracking mitigation; remove and dispose of existing tree, stump and roots; remove and replace concrete, curb, gutter, and sidewalk.
The shutter door system completely separates the operator from the extractor shaft and prevents air from being pushed through the access opening, protecting the operator from constant draught.
When the work is done, the 470-foot span will be a new, stronger structure with a concrete and Geofoam embankment and an access opening for the Port of Seattle.
It includes - 2 levels of basement (single access opening under control officer Prevention and Security (Aps) PC Security.