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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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This article addresses these questions by studying administrative data covering the population of North Carolina public school students between 2000 and 2005, a period when home computer access expanded noticeably, and home high-speed Internet availability rose dramatically.
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The focus of the renovations is a new state-of-the-art board table wired with microphones with sound reinforcement and personal computer access consoles that allow members and staff to play audio, video and display Web sites from the table.
Nearly every day I encounter yet another district initiating or expanding computer access, such as through one-to-one initiatives.
Only one day after SAS Braathens CEO Petter Jansen resigned, the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Okokrim) said it filed charges against the airline for illegal computer access and misuse of business secrets.
RWJ Rahway will promote healthy living by offering the community access to strength training and cardio equipment, personal trainers, an aquatic center, a full staff of nurse educators, comprehensive health library with computer access, healthy kitchens and childcare.
Wireless computer access is being extended to run within a four-mile radius of Cardiff city centre.
According to Age Concern 44% of those over 50 in the UK currently do not have computer access, but those that do say the benefits exceed the costs.
The centre provides Delta Shuttle and Chicago-bound customers with complimentary computer access and expanded conference facilities.
Teens with home computer access are 6 to 8 percentage points more likely to graduate high school than those who don't have a PC in the house, according to a new University of California-Santa Cruz study.

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