accessible

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adjective ac·ces·si·ble \ik-ˈse-sə-bəl, ak-, ek-\

Definition of accessible

  1. 1a :  capable of being reached a remote region accessible by rail; also :  being within reach fashions at accessible pricesb :  easy to speak to or deal with a friendly, accessible boss

  2. 2 :  capable of being used or seen :  available information that should be accessible to everyone The collection is not currently accessible.

  3. 3 :  capable of being understood or appreciated the author's most accessible stories an accessible film

  4. 4 :  capable of being influenced :  open people who are accessible to new ideas

accessibility

play \-ˌse-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

accessibleness

play \-ˈse-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun

accessibly

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of accessible in a Sentence

  1. The inn is accessible by train and bus.

  2. The mall is accessible from the highway.

  3. It is a fascinating and accessible book.

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Origin and Etymology of 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


ACCESSIBLE Defined for Kids

accessible

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adjective ac·ces·si·ble \ak-ˈse-sə-bəl\

Definition of accessible for Students

  1. 1 :  able to be reached The resort is accessible by train.

  2. 2 :  able to be used or obtained The book is accessible in your school library.



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