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[′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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Questionnaire results indicated that the edublog site was accessed 17 times since the midterm--a nearly threefold increase from the first half of the term.
(6.) "New York City Awards $925,000 Contract to Pacer Infotec for Electronic Probation Management Systems," press release, March 5, 1997; available from http://www.corrections.com/products/news/crad.htm#pacer; accessed 11/19/99.
(15.) 45 CFR [section] 164.502(g)(3); and Weiss C and Dalven J, Protecting Minors' Health Information Under the Federal Medical Privacy Regulations, American Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Freedom Project, 2003, <http://www.aclu.org/Files/OpenFile.cfm?id=12117>, accessed July 29, 2003.
At the current price of $10 per document accessed, this arrangement may not make sense for documents regularly accessed, but it can be an invaluable tool for documents needed on rare occasions.
There are also other BBSs that are easily accessed that focus on disability related information.
Unique to database archiving, active archiving is a proven strategy that allows organizations to archive rarely accessed data from application databases and manage the data efficiently, while providing easy access to data on demand.
In addition, they can be accessed without going to the library.
However, the fact that the Website may be accessed in a state cannot be used to determine if USWebCo has nexus in any state outside California.