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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

access

A means of approach, e.g., a road, street, or walk.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Access

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

Access

(database, product)
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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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Located over the VLM's access opening, light pointer swivels in the depth direction to illuminate any position within the tray for immediate identification of the exact location of the item to be picked or replenished.
Each of the homes feature solid teak flooring throughout, key locked elevator access opening into a private foyer, Juliet balcony in the living room and doubler-paned floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
A push-button operates an electric hydraulic lift mechanism, and a stainless steel work surface offers a right-side, center or left-side mounted access opening for the source container.
By integrating an optional weighing system into the access opening of the Lean-Lift vertical lift module, each of the machine's storage pans can be actively weighed during loading and unloading for dynamic weight management and tracking.