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accessible

[ ak-ses-uh-buhl ]
/ ækˈsɛs ə bəl /
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adjective

easy to approach, reach, enter, speak with, or use.
able to be used, entered, reached, etc.: an accessible road; accessible Mayan ruins.
suitable for disabled people to reach, enter, or use, as a result of design modifications: wheelchair-accessible vans;modified controllers to make video games accessible.
readily understandable: Students may believe that poetry is not accessible because of its metaphorical language.
obtainable; attainable: accessible evidence.
open to the influence of (usually followed by to): accessible to bribery.

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Origin of accessible

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, Middle French, from Late Latin accessibilis; see origin at access, -ible

OTHER WORDS FROM accessible

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH accessible

accessible , assessable
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British Dictionary definitions for accessible

accessible
/ (əkˈsɛsəbəl) /

adjective

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 forms of accessible

accessibility, nounaccessibly, adverb
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