- 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
- 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
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).