accessible


accessible
[[t]ækse̱sɪb(ə)l[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ to n If a place or building is accessible to people, it is easy for them to reach it or get into it. If an object is accessible, it is easy to reach.

The Gateshead Shopping Centre is easily accessible to virtually all the population of Tyne and Wear...

The premises are wheelchair accessible...

I had to keep the video camera readily accessible in case I saw something that needed to be filmed.

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accessibility [[t]ækse̱sɪbɪ̱lɪti[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

Unlike the other South Western reservoirs it has uniquely easy accessibility.

2) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ to n If something is accessible to people, they can easily use it or obtain it.

The aim of any reform of legal aid should be to make the system accessible to more people...

This device helps make virtual reality a more usable and accessible technology.

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accessibility N-UNCOUNT

...growing public concern about the cost, quality and accessibility of health care.

3) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ to n (approval) If you describe a book, painting, or other work of art as accessible, you think it is good because it is simple enough for people to understand and appreciate easily.

Both say they want to write literary books that are accessible to a general audience.

...their reputation for providing exciting and accessible theatre for young people.

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accessibility N-UNCOUNT

Seminar topics are chosen for their accessibility to a general audience.


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  • accessible — [ aksesibl ] adj. • 1355; de accéder 1 ♦ Où l on peut accéder, arriver, entrer. Cette région est difficilement accessible. Ce lieu n est accessible que par avion. Parc accessible à tous, aux visiteurs. Roue de secours facilement accessible, à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • accessible — UK US /əkˈsesəbl/ adjective ► able to be easily got or used: be accessible to sb » The website is accessible to all users. ► able to be reached or entered: »The studios are fully accessible to people with disabilities. »Our building is wheelchair …   Financial and business terms

  • Accessible — Ac*cess i*ble, a. [L. accessibilis, fr. accedere: cf. F. accessible. See {Accede}.] 1. Easy of access or approach; approachable; as, an accessible town or mountain, an accessible person. [1913 Webster] 2. Open to the influence of; with to. Minds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accessible — Accessible, adj. de tout genre. Qui peut estre abordé, qui peut estre approché. Cet homme, ce lieu n est pas accessible. il est accessible à toute heure & à toutes sortes de personnes. cette place n est accessible que par un endroit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • accessible — [ak ses′ə bəl, əkses′ə bəl] adj. [Fr < LL(Ec) accessibilis < L accessus, ACCESS] 1. that can be approached or entered 2. easy to approach or enter 3. that can be got; obtainable 4. open to the influence of: with to [accessible to pity] …   English World dictionary

  • accessible — (adj.) c.1400, affording access, from M.Fr. accessible, from L.L. accessibilis, verbal adjective from L. accessus a coming near, approach (see ACCESS (Cf. access) (n.)). Meaning easy to reach is from 1640s; Of art or writing, able to be readily… …   Etymology dictionary

  • accessible — I adjective achievable, amenable, approachable, assailable, attainable, available, communicative, convenient, obliging, open, open minded, penetrable, pervious, reachable, receptive, responsive II index amenable, available, convenient …   Law dictionary

  • accessible — [adj] approachable; ready for use attainable, available, door’s always open*, employable, exposed, getatable, handy, near, obtainable, open, operative, possible, practicable, public, reachable, susceptible, unrestricted, usable; concept 576 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • accessible — Accessible, com. penac. Accessu facilis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • accessible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to be accessed. 2) friendly and easy to talk to; approachable. 3) easily understood or appreciated. DERIVATIVES accessibility noun accessibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • accessible — (a ksè si bl ) adj. 1°   Où l on peut arriver, pénétrer. Le rivage n était pas accessible. Le temple de Cérès n était pas accessible aux hommes. Rendre un coteau accessible. 2°   Fig. La vertu est accessible à tous. Sous l ancienne monarchie,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré