- easy to approach, reach, enter, speak with, or use.
- that can be used, entered, reached, etc.: an accessible road; accessible ruins.
- obtainable; attainable: accessible evidence.
- open to the influence of (usually followed by to): accessible to bribery.
Origin of accessible
Examples from the Web for accessibility
He no longer tries to keep his own…accessibility...away from himself.The Stacks: The Eyes of Winter: Paul Newman at 70
October 11, 2014
I think it caused enough debate, reflection, and innovation to create the current state of accessibility, which I love.15 Years After Napster: How the Music Service Changed the Industry
June 6, 2014
Accessibility to other ways of life was part of the monumental lifestyle shift enabled by the Industrial Revolution.All Aboard the Orient Express: Looking Back at the Golden Age of Train Travel
April 15, 2014
Women in Africa and the Middle East are 23 percent less likely than men to have that accessibility.Bringing Mobile Technology to the World’s Women
September 24, 2013
All the while, Hochsprung maintained an air of accessibility.Dawn Hochsprung: Sandy Hook Elementary’s Heroic Principal
December 15, 2012
The choice should depend on the accessibility and maturity of the wood.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
The sum might have been fifty million for all its accessibility to Roger.The Forbidden Trail
But this accessibility in the summer is exactly reversed in the winter.Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled
She was in a great temper, and he was soon inclined to regret his accessibility.Tristram of Blent
Its accessibility is one of its recommendations to the holiday maker.Across the Equator
Thomas H. Reid
- easy to approach, enter, use, or understand
- accessible to likely to be affected by; open to; susceptible to
- obtainable; available
- easy for disabled people to enter or use
- 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
Word Origin and History for accessibility
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).