ac·​ces·​si·​ble | \ ik-ˈse-sə-bəl How to pronounce accessible (audio) , ak-, ek- \

Definition of accessible

1a : capable of being reached a remote region accessible by rail also : being within reach fashions at accessible prices
b : easy to speak to or deal with a friendly, accessible boss
2 : capable of being used or seen : available information that should be accessible to everyone The collection is not currently accessible.
3 : capable of being understood or appreciated the author's most accessible stories an accessible film
4 : capable of being influenced : open people who are accessible to new ideas
5 : easily used or accessed by people with disabilities : adapted for use by people with disabilities accessible bathrooms/doorways/seating/parking Councilwoman Deborah Gross introduced legislation Tuesday that would prioritize accessible entryways, common areas, restrooms and communications facilities—in that order—when city businesses undergo major physical updates.— Adam Smeltz

Other Words from accessible

accessibility \ ik-​ˌse-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce accessible (audio) , ak-​ , ek-​ \ noun
accessibleness \ ik-​ˈse-​sə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce accessible (audio) , ak-​ , ek-​ \ noun
accessibly \ ik-​ˈse-​sə-​blē How to pronounce accessible (audio) , ak-​ , ek-​ \ adverb

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Examples of accessible in a Sentence

The inn is accessible by train and bus. The mall is accessible from the highway. It is a fascinating and accessible book.
Recent Examples on the Web Residential real estate is usually more accessible and affordable than commercial real estate, which is why many invest in condominium units, single-family homes, or multi-family homes. Emma Reynolds, House Beautiful, 10 May 2022 Safe and accessible reproductive health care is a basic right that is supported by science, medicine, and respect for human dignity. Scientific American, 9 May 2022 Regardless of where Formula One ends up, the biggest priority is making sure its prized possessions are still easily accessible and available to its U.S. fans because without fans, Domenicali says, the point is moot. Michael Loré, Forbes, 6 May 2022 Specifically, the vaccine will be limited to people 18 and older for whom other vaccines aren't appropriate or accessible. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 6 May 2022 With tons of mini lessons, projects, and challenges, Mimo is a platform that makes learning how to code fun and accessible. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 6 May 2022 Delta-8 THC is a powerful stress reliever that reduces tension and anxiety, which is why Delta Delta-8 began with the primary aim of providing our consumers with high-quality Delta-8 products that are both accessible and convenient. The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 May 2022 An activist, creator, and host, Amber Whittington, the heart of @amberscloset, has made a name for herself throughout the past decade by creating a safe and accessible space for the LGBTQIA community. Tara Aquino, Rolling Stone, 2 May 2022 Oura does a much better job of presenting the same data in a more easily accessible and immediately actionable way. Corey Gaskin, Ars Technica, 30 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of accessible

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for accessible

Middle English accessyble, borrowed from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French accessible, borrowed from Late Latin accessibilis, from Latin accessus (past participle of accēdere "to approach") + -ibilis -ible — more at accede

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13 May 2022

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“Accessible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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ac·​ces·​si·​ble | \ ak-ˈse-sə-bəl How to pronounce accessible (audio) \

Kids Definition of accessible

1 : able to be reached The resort is accessible by train.
2 : able to be used or obtained The book is accessible in your school library.

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