accessible

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EtymologyEdit

First attested in 1400, from French, from Late Latin accessibilis, from accessus, perfect passive participle of accēdō (approach)

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /əkˈsɛs.ə.bəl/
    • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

accessible (comparative more accessible, superlative most accessible)

  1. Easy of access or approach. [from 1640s]
    Synonym: approachable
    an accessible town or mountain
  2. (specifically) Built or designed as to be usable by people with disabilities.
    an accessible website
    accessible public transport
  3. (of a person) Easy to get along with.
    Synonyms: easy-going, friendly, welcoming
  4. (followed by to) Open to the influence of.
  5. Obtainable; to be got at.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Thomas Babington Macaulay, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      The best information [] at present accessible.
  6. (art, literature) Easily understood or appreciated. [from 1961]
    • 2015, Rose Bretécher, Pure, →ISBN
      But something new was rippling through a million MySpace profiles. The sound was electro, and bass-laced synthetic dance pop would soon start streaming in from producers in Paris, dizzying the twenteens of Britain with its accessible, anthemic funk.
  7. Capable of being used or seen.

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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin accessibilis (accessible), from accessus, perfect passive participle of accēdō (approach).

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accessible (masculine and feminine plural accessibles)

  1. accessible
    Antonym: inaccessible

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin accessibilis (accessible), from accessus, perfect passive participle of accēdō (approach).

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accessible (plural accessibles)

  1. (of a place, information, etc.) accessible, attainable, obtainable, available
  2. (of a price) affordable
  3. (of a person) approachable

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