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accessible

[ak-ses-uh-buh l] /ækˈsɛs ə bəl/
adjective
1.
easy to approach, reach, enter, speak with, or use.
2.
that can be used, entered, reached, etc.:
an accessible road; accessible ruins.
3.
obtainable; attainable:
accessible evidence.
4.
open to the influence of (usually followed by to):
accessible to bribery.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Late Latin accessibilis. See access, -ible
Related forms
accessibility, noun
accessibly, adverb
nonaccessible, adjective
preaccessible, adjective
unaccessibility, noun
unaccessible, adjective
unaccessibly, adverb
Can be confused
accessible, assessable.
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British Dictionary definitions for preaccessible

accessible

/əkˈsɛsəbəl/
adjective
1.
easy to approach, enter, use, or understand
2.
accessible to, likely to be affected by; open to; susceptible to
3.
obtainable; available
4.
easy for disabled people to enter or use
5.
(logic) (of a possible world) surveyable from some other world so that the truth value of statements about it can be known. A statement possibly p is true in a world W if and only if p is true in some worlds accessible to W
Derived Forms
accessibility, noun
accessibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for preaccessible

accessible

adj.

c.1400, "affording access," from Middle French accessible, from Late Latin accessibilis, verbal adjective from Latin accessus "a coming near, approach" (see access (n.)). Meaning "easy to reach" is from 1640s; Of art or writing, "able to be readily understood," 1961 (a term not needed in the years before writing or art often deliberately was made not so).

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