[ak-ses-uh-buh l]


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

From the Late Latin word accessibilis, dating back to 1600–10. See access, -ible
Related formsac·ces·si·bil·i·ty, nounac·ces·si·bly, adverbnon·ac·ces·si·ble, adjectivepre·ac·ces·si·ble, adjectiveun·ac·ces·si·bil·i·ty, nounun·ac·ces·si·ble, adjectiveun·ac·ces·si·bly, adverb
Can be confusedaccessible assessable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for accessibly

Contemporary Examples of accessibly

  • Each is accessibly written and by a person who knows China well.

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    Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    January 20, 2011

Historical Examples of accessibly

  • Nowhere so accessibly, so fully, and so truthfully will be found the state of Henry the Eighth's England set forth.

British Dictionary definitions for accessibly



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
Derived Formsaccessibility, nounaccessibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for accessibly



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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