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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
access
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a right of access (=the right to enter a place, use something, or see someone)
▪ You have rights of access to data held about you.
access a file (=open or read it)
▪ You won’t be able to access the file if another user has opened it.
access course
access point
access provider
access records (also have/gain access to records) (= be able to look at them)
▪ Every citizen has the right to access their medical records.
access road
▪ the access road to the farm
access the Internet/connect to the Internet
▪ You can access the Internet from your mobile phone.
access time
direct access
▪ Very few people have direct access to the President.
direct access
disabled parking/toilet/access etc (=for physically disabled people)
equal access (=the same right to do or receive something)
▪ The law states that disabled people must have equal access to employment.
exclusive access to sth
▪ Regulations prohibit anyone having exclusive access to the data.
free access
▪ Patients are now allowed free access to their medical records.
Internet access
▪ Not everyone has Internet access at home.
open access TV
public access channel
public access
▪ full public access to information
random access memory
remote access
unrestricted access
unrestricted access to information
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
direct
▪ I've seen the homes they live in-mud-floored shacks with no sanitation or direct access to running water.
▪ CompuServe recently shut down direct access to certain newsgroups containing indecent photographs and material.
▪ The former will tend to require an indexed sequential file on a direct access device.
▪ AlterNet customers use dial-up or high-speed leased lines for direct access to the full range of services available over the Internet.
▪ They have also signed a deal with Freeserve, the internet service provider, offering direct access for students.
▪ Candidates who successfully complete this qualification can often gain direct access to a master's degree.
▪ Guests have the use of the spacious ground-floor living room with direct access to the large south-facing terrace.
▪ But there are also forms of direct access of interests to the state, notably through relationships with individual state agencies.
easy
▪ The northwest, before the days of air travel, was not as easy of access as it is today.
▪ Copies of this schedule should be constructed in such a fashion that easy access be afforded the data collection process.
▪ For the most part sited high above the sea, it is climbable at all times and offers easy access.
▪ The United States has traditionally offered the poor relatively easy access to the middle class if they can find steady work.
▪ Quick and easy access to mainframe data bases. 10.
▪ Without easy access to wealthy first world markets, economic development is difficult if not impossible in the second and third worlds.
▪ We had deliberately chosen a villa with easy access to the sea, but the children preferred their own pool.
▪ The project could include a pedestrian bridge over Valley Parkway that would allow easy access to the arts center and City Hall.
equal
▪ We will encourage all TECs to adopt plans to help women trainees have equal access to training opportunities.
▪ Finally, two apartments had to be remodeled to comply with federal laws assuring equal access for handicapped persons.
▪ Questions about equal access to services and equal rights to treatment also raise important issues about the value of particular interventions.
▪ There are instead just students, each and every one of them having equal access to the curriculum.
▪ Screening services are often fragmented, and the public may not have equal access to particular screening programmes.
▪ For hundreds of years, women and minorities have been denied equal access to a range of opportunities.
▪ The Lib-Dems' annual conference demanded equal access to abortion throughout the country.
▪ And, finally, and most important, making sure that women have equal access to opportunities.
free
▪ The huge black doors of the boat-house had been fastened back to allow free access.
▪ Southwestern Cable is providing free access to its high-speed Roadrunner Internet service in 14 public libraries within its service area.
▪ Does an open school mean totally free access to teachers, class rooms and corridors at all times?
▪ The first state to offer residents free access to the Internet was Maryland.
▪ In the past year, some companies have begun to offer free Internet access.
▪ When that happens, unlimited free access to their Web sites could be the first casualty.
▪ The document advocates free access to information, as well as free expression.
▪ That said, there are still places to get free Internet access.
full
▪ Although he had full access to legal counsel, he was not allowed to reveal details of his abduction to the judges.
▪ Club 18-30 guests at the Bohem have full access to all these facilities.
▪ It seems appropriate therefore that disruptive pupils have full access to the curriculum which requires that schools acknowledge this in their planning.
▪ The aim is to allow full public access to the site.
▪ What modifications are necessary to ensure fuller curriculum access?
▪ These are students who have organised themselves to undertake surveys of buildings requiring modification for full public access.
▪ The advantage is that executables have full access to the computer when loaded.
immediate
▪ With no words spoken the crowd parted before the old man, allowing him immediate access to the bar.
▪ Interactive telecommunications increasingly give ordinary citizens immediate access to the major political decisions that affect their lives and property.
▪ Those unable to gain immediate access to their offices were advised to go to Guildhall, where company representatives would be waiting.
▪ As a consequence, only laboratories with immediate access to particle accelerators can carry out this sort of work.
▪ Do you require immediate access to your money?
▪ Switching on the overdrive channel, however, gave immediate access to the right stuff.
▪ Memory-the part of the computer which stores information for immediate access.
▪ Financial media normally has immediate and easy access to any client.
instant
▪ You will not enjoy absolutely instant access, but the extra interest is worth the wait.
▪ You get instant access 24 hours, seven days a week.
▪ Both require a minimum investment of £1, give instant access and include gifts.
▪ All three pay 6.85 per cent, offer instant access, and welcome deposits from £1.
▪ Other accounts offer better rates, but give you instant access to your cash without penalising you.
▪ Money that you may need in an emergency should go into an instant access account.
▪ These had advantages in handling and in instant access to a desired image without any winding.
▪ There is instant access to funds at each maturity date.
internet
▪ Apart from your Internet access subscription, you pay only for the local phone call.
▪ Many other companies that provide Internet access can accommodate 10 percent of their subscribers at once, analysts say.
▪ As he moved through internet access, the minimum wage and family tax credits, the heckling began.
▪ If you want Internet access, go with an Internet provider.
▪ Farmplan is now offering farmers the complete package: computers with internet access already installed.
▪ Netcom On-Line Communications, the leading provider of Internet access to consumers, was hit especially hard.
▪ It provides every mod con for high-tech tenants: built-in computer networking and high-speed internet access.
▪ For example, in some cases the bill would make it illegal for Internet users to access information not protected by copyright.
open
▪ However, the therapist did not think that the situation had improved and therefore offered further open access.
▪ AT&T might even offer open access within that time.
▪ The therapist thought Mary appeared to benefit from these telephone contacts and had not abused the availability of open access.
▪ This sort of open access to school resources goes on throughout the day.
▪ Other freight and passenger operators will have open access rights to this network.
▪ A stainless steel clip holds the lid open when access is needed for compost or liquid removal.
▪ We will have franchisees and people who are not franchisees but just wish to run on open access.
▪ There is open access to undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as reciprocal facilities in Science and Social Science departments.
public
▪ A Cornish Coastal Footpath has been opened to give the public access to walk along the cliffs.
▪ Clinton also issued a federal report showing 65 percent of public schools have access to the Internet.
▪ They suggested that a public access catalogue would be a suitably demanding trial application.
▪ The College of Law premises are not a place of unrestricted public access.
▪ Of course, first it has to be put online, and granted public access.
▪ In problematical cases the following test might help - Has the general public access?
▪ The main factor for a road is public access, but where to draw the line causes difficulty.
▪ The protest walks are aimed at regaining and protecting public rights of access to the countryside.
random
▪ Playing time is longer about one hour of straight playing time per side - but random access is less accurate.
▪ In fact, it had no random access memory at all.
▪ Myth-1: All disk drive requests are random access.
▪ It comes with eight megabytes of random access memory, a must since it also comes with Windows 95.
▪ In order to do this with the minimum access time, random access files are necessary.
▪ Fig. 5.7 Index sequential files - overflow block Random access offers another way of organising data on disk for quick access.
▪ The difficultly of achieving high-speed random access can be reduced by careful design of the data layout.
▪ Please specify Y if this media unit is a serial device or N if it is a random access device.
remote
▪ The new ScaNet/RemotePC is designed to give ScaNet users remote access from personal computers via a modem.
▪ There is also no character-based interface for remote access making it clumsy as a server.
▪ Applications include mobile facsimile, data sharing and transfer and remote computer access.
▪ This ability to share the desktop has many useful features, like allowing remote access to your office computer.
▪ Auto-dialling and remote access is possible from touch-tone telephones and electronic mail and voice-mail functions may be incorporated at a later date.
unlimited
▪ Rules were relaxed to allow the first privately owned locomotives unlimited access to the national rail network.
▪ The bottom line here is that if you pay for unlimited access, you should receive unlimited access.
▪ Parliament would have unlimited access to the funds, but would have to pass specific resolutions to appropriate money.
▪ They had unlimited access to company cheques and used £109,561 to set up their own property firm.
▪ Prices are expected to be in the $ 27 to $ 30 per month range for unlimited Internet access.
▪ Play Matters is the national toy library association and membership costs £17.50 a year for unlimited access to toys!
▪ When that happens, unlimited free access to their Web sites could be the first casualty.
unrestricted
▪ A report by development services director Stephen Tapper says bus lanes produce considerable time savings by allowing public transport unrestricted access.
▪ The College of Law premises are not a place of unrestricted public access.
▪ Open drives provide unrestricted access to the rear of a property.
▪ Some enclosed hotel parking. Unrestricted access to rooms.
▪ We should be allowed unrestricted access to outside money sources.
▪ Bright, comfortable rooms all with showers. Unrestricted access and ample street parking.
▪ At the other extreme is the park to which the public has unrestricted access during daylight hours.
▪ And individuals who want unrestricted access to the internet can simply obtain a service provider in a neighbouring country.
■ NOUN
code
▪ The computer itself could only be activated by an access code known solely to Bailey.
▪ The five-digit access code is required until at least March 1997, when the state market is more fully deregulated.
▪ After feeding in the access code he sat back and stifled a yawn.
▪ This provides you with a voice message telephone number and access code.
provider
▪ The growth of some local access providers has been astounding.
▪ Already, Internet access providers and universities have moved to limit certain material.
▪ Verio was recognized for its progression from an Internet-access provider to an e-commerce and Web hosting leader.
▪ Internet access providers generally charge $ 20 a month but offer an unlimited number of hours per month.
▪ These backbone access providers link users and ecommerce application providers.
▪ A special Internet Setup Assistant helps users find an Internet access provider.
▪ To answer these challenges, any budding access provider will need to develop strong marketing strategies and programs to support future growth.
road
▪ Car drivers will now have to negotiate the dangers of an access road hidden by a bend on a hill.
▪ Only by driving down the restricted and guarded government access road leading to the site can one see the valley of antennas.
▪ Take the track which is a continuation of the access road to the Arnside Knott car park.
▪ And both Yosemite and SequoiaKing National Parks became inaccessible as rising water washed out their main access roads but created new waterfalls.
▪ The nature of the access road to the site and adjoining development can be influential with regard to market potential.
▪ Local or access roads, or on-ramps, simplify linkages between businesses, schools, and homes to the communications backbone.
▪ Would follow a route east of the existing road, bypassing local communities and leaving A701 as a quiet access road.
▪ Never drive unaccompanied on quarry access roads, used by marble-transporting trucks.
■ VERB
allow
▪ The demolition was about two-thirds complete, allowing both access and cover.
▪ One of its programs, appropriately called Stock Mania, allows users to access stock prices free of charge.
▪ The special link allows Jane access to all of Frank's modules, but not viceversa.
▪ After Major League Baseball agreed to cooperate, the Giants allowed film crews access to the stadium.
▪ It will produce the hard data needed to analyse resource utilisation and will trigger an alarm mechanism allowing managers to control access.
▪ She also allowed me access to virtually everything the team did.
▪ This is a slightly warmer channel and allows access to the cloaking device if required.
▪ We should be allowed unrestricted access to outside money sources.
deny
▪ However, they soon comprised, for the most part, Roma children who were denied access to mainstream education.
▪ On what grounds can they deny access?
▪ For ten more months, doctors in Britain can continue, legally, to deny people access to their own medical records.
▪ It is important for administrators to protect against denial-of-service threats without denying access to legitimate users.
▪ Unemployment is at 38 %, and thousands are being denied access to humanitarian aid, food supplies and work.
▪ Forty years ago, female reporters were denied access to the congressional press galleries with the same excuse.
▪ This increase occurred after the 1996 Asylum and Immigration Act, which denied refugees access to social housing, began to bite.
▪ Indeed, advocates for the elderly say some seniors have complained about being denied access to home health benefits.
gain
▪ Some of the more sensational reports claimed that Misrati had used his attractive young daughter to gain access to information.
▪ And within that, we must have a strong, equal and unfettered opportunity to compete and gain access.
▪ The firm may be market-seeking, in the sense that it wishes to gain access to more customers and consumers.
▪ So, since they could not gain access to the public arena, they worked mainly through family networks.
▪ To gain access again to the Lumsdens' house?
▪ You gain access to those 4 million square miles, and you gain access to tremendous natural resources.
▪ I need to gain access to the space under the floor.
▪ Money users can pay bills, gain access to their accounts and download bank information.
give
▪ He's launched a scheme which gives these farmers access to modern farm machinery and he teaches them how to use it.
▪ Interactive telecommunications increasingly give ordinary citizens immediate access to the major political decisions that affect their lives and property.
▪ It is designed to give physicians faster access to results on new and re-examined medical treatments.
▪ The Internet gives people access to a world of information.
▪ The new ScaNet/RemotePC is designed to give ScaNet users remote access from personal computers via a modem.
▪ The companion ladder, engine box and associated panels are very easy to remove, giving excellent access to the auxiliary.
▪ Paths give access here while espalier fruit can be both productive and a real space saver in a small garden.
grant
▪ We should have provision for granting supervised access to the same resources as staff.
▪ Finally, he grants Bennett access to his old papers, but Bennett can make little headway with them.
▪ Eventually, in January 1989, she was awarded custody of their daughters and the earl was granted access.
▪ Mike Leavitt has signed into law a bill banning public schools from granting recognition or access to gay or lesbian student groups.
▪ Of course, Jody could not grant me access to the players themselves.
▪ In return, Blackpool trams were granted access to the Company tracks as far as Lytham, but rarely exercised the privilege.
improve
▪ This would at once limit access to the city by private vehicles and improve access for buses and coaches.
▪ The problem resulted from work the company is undertaking as it tries to improve access for its customers.
▪ We also believe there is scope to improve public access to the countryside beyond the Rights of Way network.
▪ We will tighten controls against exploitation, we will create more National Parks and we will improve access to the countryside.
▪ We will improve access to legal aid and, when resources allow, extend it to tribunal hearings.
▪ A large proportion of the new money has been spent to improve access for scientists.
▪ Such practices can improve accessibility and access.
▪ It is not possible to improve on equal access synonym handling in two cases.
limit
▪ This would at once limit access to the city by private vehicles and improve access for buses and coaches.
▪ It offered low-cost housing and was free of the deed restrictions that limited black access to other areas of Los Angeles.
▪ The password which will be used to limit access to the packages created.
▪ However, the portions of the bill limiting access to the courts were approved with almost no discussion.
▪ The Cinema has limited wheelchair access, and people with disabilities should contact the House Manager in advance.
▪ His openness is counter-cultural in these times of limited access, control-freak staffers, and ubiquitous security details.
▪ The actors will have only limited access.
▪ Texas inmates currently have only limited access to telephones.
need
▪ Those are the people who need access to education most of all.
▪ They need to audit all access to the network.
▪ But if teachers are to take such decisions they need to have access to these ideas.
▪ For markets to work well, consumers need access to adequate and accurate information.
▪ It needs to make access top information simple, right down to desktop level.
▪ Teachers, parents, and students all need access to better information about colleges and careers than is commonly available.
▪ I need to gain access to the space under the floor.
▪ You will need access to a lathe, bandsaw and planer thicknesser for this particular chair, though the latter is optional.
offer
▪ All three pay 6.85 per cent, offer instant access, and welcome deposits from £1.
▪ The service also offers access to the products and services of important Journal advertisers.
▪ On the back of the body, a plastic cover offers easy access to the control cavity.
▪ Other companies are turning to television, which offers access to a much broader but less affluent market.
▪ In the past year, some companies have begun to offer free Internet access.
▪ Largely made obsolete by V. 32bis technology, V. 32 modems can still offer inexpensive access to on-line services.
▪ It must also offer access to competing third-party freight operators' on fair commercial terms'.
▪ Mitsubishi and other companies to offer Internet access from cellular phones.
provide
▪ The Control Center provides a relatively easy access point to dBase.
▪ More importantly, they provide access to community members who otherwise would not be on the Net at all.
▪ These provide advice on access to and progression from each of the new awards, and on designing and running cross-module assessment.
▪ PSINet has said it wants to pare back to its core business of providing Internet access to business.
▪ It was a means of providing controlled access to the unspoilt beauty of the Park and keep it that way.
▪ PacketWorks has provided Internet access and related services to business customers in Central Florida since its founding in 1994.
▪ Affiliation to the National Confederation will provide your group with access to a network of services and expertise.
▪ The company also plans to provide Internet access for its customers.
restrict
▪ Instead they should restrict access to plants, control contracts and set up local industries to capitalise on biodiversity.
▪ Only by driving down the restricted and guarded government access road leading to the site can one see the valley of antennas.
▪ The Parkins' house stood in a drive marked at the entrance with a notice restricting access to residents only.
▪ The CyberArcade uses monitoring software to restrict computer access to inappropriate, adult-oriented Web sites.
▪ Internet Explorer and Netscape, for example, can restrict access according to a rating system.
▪ But some states have restricted access to medications.
▪ This may be difficult if both gatekeepers and policy in the buying company aim to restrict such access.
▪ If we attempt to restrict development without ensuring access for local people, the result will be to force them out.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
gain access/entry/admittance etc (to sth)
▪ A bird had gained entry through one of the broken windows and flown helplessly around until it collided with her.
▪ Besides, neither of us has enough money to gain entry to that story.
▪ Finding herself unable to gain entry the plaintiff obtained an exparte injunction to readmit her to the premises.
▪ How will the public be able to gain access to the information that by law they have a right to see?
▪ It is even questionable that the electronic press has to await permission from a state legislature in order to gain entry.
▪ She used her pit-pass to gain entry, then made her way towards the motor home Ace used.
▪ So, since they could not gain access to the public arena, they worked mainly through family networks.
▪ Unfortunately, you can not gain access to your inner clock as easily as the clock on your kitchen wall.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ City officials are considering building a path to give the public access to the ruins.
▪ The entrance has been widened to give improved access for disabled people.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ His reputation, along with luck and chutzpah, helped him get unique access to Ames.
▪ More than 60 companies have bid for access.
▪ The disk is not allowed access until it has been validated with the Disknet check program.
▪ The service also offers access to the products and services of important Journal advertisers.
▪ The therapist thought Mary appeared to benefit from these telephone contacts and had not abused the availability of open access.
▪ Without access to specific facts a criminal prosecution may be totally frustrated.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
data
▪ The first major problem is to access the arc data.
information
▪ Before accessing the information for a word, it is necessary to first know what word to obtain information for.
▪ In short, the Web provides a totally different and unique method of accessing information.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ The balcony is accessed by a spiral staircase from the bar.
▪ The library's database can be accessed via workstations in the reference room.
▪ We don't want minors accessing pornography on the Internet.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Many kinds of locks are available to prevent people from accessing your computer hard drive.
▪ Many queries can be answered by simply accessing the index.
▪ Note that you may only access the oldest 16 mail messages.
▪ The low wing design makes refuelling, fuel drains, and control linkages easy to access during the pre-flight inspection.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Access

Access \Ac*cess"\ (#; 277), n. [F. acc[`e]s, L. accessus, fr. accedere. See Accede.]

  1. A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince.

    I did repel his letters, and denied His access to me.
    --Shak.

  2. The means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land. ``All access was thronged.''
    --Milton.

  3. Admission to sexual intercourse.

    During coverture, access of the husband shall be presumed, unless the contrary be shown.
    --Blackstone.

  4. Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used.]

    I, from the influence of thy looks, receive Access in every virtue.
    --Milton.

  5. An onset, attack, or fit of disease.

    The first access looked like an apoplexy.
    --Burnet.

  6. A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury. [A Gallicism]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
access

early 14c., "an attack of fever," from Old French acces "onslaught, attack; onset (of an illness)" (14c.), from Latin accessus "a coming to, an approach," noun use of past participle of accedere "to approach" (see accede). The later senses are directly from Latin. Meaning "an entrance" is from c.1600. Meaning "habit or power of getting into the presence of (someone or something)" is from late 14c.

access

1962, originally in computing, from access (n.). Related: Accessed; accessing.

Wiktionary
access

Etymology 1 n. 1 (context uncountable English) A way or means of approaching or entering; an entrance; a passage. 2 (context uncountable English) The act of approaching or entering; an advance. 3 (context uncountable English) The right or ability of approaching or entering; admittance; admission; accessibility. 4 (context uncountable English) The quality of being easy to approach or enter. Etymology 2

vb. 1 (context transitive English) To gain or obtain access to. 2 (context transitive computing English) To have access to (data).

WordNet
access
  1. n. the right to enter [syn: entree, accession, admittance]

  2. the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)

  3. a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge" [syn: approach]

  4. (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information [syn: memory access]

  5. the act of approaching or entering; "he gained access to the building"

access
  1. v. obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer

  2. reach or gain access to; "How does one access the attic in this house?"; "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof" [syn: get at]

Wikipedia
Access

Access may refer to: getting in

Access (credit card)

Access was a British and Irish credit card brand used by three of the big four UK banks plus a couple of other banks between 1972 and 1996. It was established by a consortium of banks in the UK to rival the already-established Barclaycard. It became defunct in 1996 when it was taken over by MasterCard.

Access (comics)

Access (Axel Asher) is a fictional character owned by both DC Comics and Marvel Comics. He made his first appearance in DC vs. Marvel #1 (March 1996), a special crossover between the two companies. He was created as both a way to explain the events of the story as well as a means to enable future intercompany crossovers.

Access (group)

Access (also known as AXS) is a Japanese pop group. Its members are Daisuke Asakura and Hiroyuki Takami. Asakura is the primary composer/producer and featured keyboardist while Takami is the vocalist. Takami also writes a major portion of Access' lyrics. Access is signed with Darwin Records, Asakura's private label. The name "access" is stylized in lowercase letters.

ACCESS (Australia)

ACCESS is the youth network of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, a non-government institution dealing with all aspects of Australia's foreign relations and international affairs.

Founded in 2005, ACCESS hosts forums for discussion in the tradition of the Council on Foreign Relations and Chatham House. ACCESS also produces two publications on international affairs: 'Monthly Access', an online monthly publication, and 'Quarterly Access', a more in-depth, quarterly print publication.

Currently, there are ACCESS branches in three Australian cities: Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

Access (TV series)

Access (sometimes called Take 30 Access and CBC Access) was a Canadian Community television series which aired on CBC Television from 1974 to 1982, except 1981.

Access (company)

, founded in April 1979 and incorporated in February 1984 in Tokyo, Japan, by Arakawa Toru and Kamada Tomihisa, is a company providing a variety of software for connected and mobile devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, video game consoles and set top boxes.

The company has gained wide recognition for its NetFront software series, which has been deployed in over 1 billion devices, representing over 2,000 models, as of the end of January 2011, and which has been used as a principal element of the widely successful i-mode data service of NTT DoCoMo in Japan. NetFront is also used by a large number of consumer electronic devices beyond mobile phones, such as the Sony PSP and the Amazon Kindle, both of which have their web browsers powered by NetFront. In addition, the NetFront Browser and related products are used on a wide variety of mobile phones, including those from Nokia, Samsung, LG Corp., Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and others.

In September 2005, ACCESS acquired PalmSource, the owner of the Palm OS and BeOS. The company has used these assets and expertise to create the Access Linux Platform, an open-source Linux-based platform for smartphones and other mobile devices, with some proprietary parts including the user interface and some middleware. The Access Linux Platform 3.0 was released to the market in October 2008. Two of the world's largest operators, NTT DoCoMo and Orange, have announced support for Access Linux Platform-based handsets.

In March 2006, ACCESS acquired IP Infusion, Inc., a provider of intelligent networking software, providing Layer 2 and Layer 3 carrier-class switching and routing as well as a comprehensive forwarding plane implementation supporting L2, L3 (IPv4 & v6), multicast and MPLS/Traffic Engineering.

ACCESS is active in open source-related efforts, including memberships in the Linux Foundation and the Linux Phone Standards Forum. In 2007, ACCESS employees presented at GUADEC (which the company also sponsored) and the Ottawa Linux Symposium.

, ACCESS employs approximately 615 people globally, with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and facilities in the USA (Sunnyvale), Germany (Oberhausen), Korea (Seoul), the PRC (Beijing), Taiwan (Taipei) and Indonesia (Jakarta) .

The company reports consolidated revenues of ¥11.7 billion (for the fiscal year ending January 2013).

Usage examples of "access".

In high school, one of my all-time favorite pranks was gaining unauthorized access to the telephone switch and changing the class of service of a fellow phone phreak.

That role gave him access to the transfer procedures, including how bank officials arranged for a transfer to be sent.

An experienced social engineer is able to gain access to virtually any targeted information by using the strategies and tactics of his craft.

It goes on just about every personnel form he fills out, lots of people in the company have access to it -human resources, payroll, and, obviously, the outside travel agency.

Could that information be used by a person pretending to be somebody who has legitimate access to the corporate network?

Maybe somebody posted it on their intranet just as a convenience to their own employees, never realizing that it made the information available to everyone on the Internet who has access to a good search engine such as Google -including the just-plain-curious, the wannabe cop, the hacker, and the organized crime boss.

Appropriate training for people who have trusted access to such information should be designed around the answers to these questions.

I now had access to one computer, which turned out to be running an older version of the UNIX operating system.

Under UNIX, the operating system maintains a password file which con-rains the encrypted passwords of everybody authorized to access that computer.

SECURITY Security that relies on knowing where desired information is, and using a word or name to gain access to that information or computer system.

When an authorized person needs to access the network from offsite, she must first identify herself as an authorized user by typing in her secret PIN and the digits displayed on her token device.

And the problem is that I need to access my workstation and the server from home, and I left my Secure ID in my desk.

After an hour of on-line searching for a technical vulnerability that would give him access to a main development server, he hit the jackpot.

RAT, or Remote Access Trojan, gives the attacker full Access to your computer, just as if he were sitting at your keyboard.

So he ran a program to see if he could connect to any of the services running on that computer, and found an open port with a Telnet service running, which allows one computer to connect remotely to another computer and access it as if directly connected using a dumb terminal.