accessible

UK [əkˈsesəb(ə)l] / US adjective
1) easy for anyone to obtain and use

Their goal was to make adult education more accessible.

accessible to:

information that should be accessible to the public

2)
a) an accessible place is easy to find or get to
accessible by:

The city is easily accessible by road, rail, or air.

accessible to:

Near the beach is a forest accessible to walkers.

b) an accessible place or building is suitable for use by disabled people

accessible toilets

3) an accessible person is friendly and easy to talk to, even if they are in an important position
4) accessible art, music, literature etc is easy to understand and enjoy

Derived word:
accessibility
UK [əkˌsesəˈbɪlətɪ] / US noun uncountable

the quality and accessibility of materials


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • accessible — [ aksesibl ] adj. • 1355; de accéder 1 ♦ Où l on peut accéder, arriver, entrer. Cette région est difficilement accessible. Ce lieu n est accessible que par avion. Parc accessible à tous, aux visiteurs. Roue de secours facilement accessible, à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • accessible — UK US /əkˈsesəbl/ adjective ► able to be easily got or used: be accessible to sb » The website is accessible to all users. ► able to be reached or entered: »The studios are fully accessible to people with disabilities. »Our building is wheelchair …   Financial and business terms

  • Accessible — Ac*cess i*ble, a. [L. accessibilis, fr. accedere: cf. F. accessible. See {Accede}.] 1. Easy of access or approach; approachable; as, an accessible town or mountain, an accessible person. [1913 Webster] 2. Open to the influence of; with to. Minds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accessible — Accessible, adj. de tout genre. Qui peut estre abordé, qui peut estre approché. Cet homme, ce lieu n est pas accessible. il est accessible à toute heure & à toutes sortes de personnes. cette place n est accessible que par un endroit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • accessible — [ak ses′ə bəl, əkses′ə bəl] adj. [Fr < LL(Ec) accessibilis < L accessus, ACCESS] 1. that can be approached or entered 2. easy to approach or enter 3. that can be got; obtainable 4. open to the influence of: with to [accessible to pity] …   English World dictionary

  • accessible — (adj.) c.1400, affording access, from M.Fr. accessible, from L.L. accessibilis, verbal adjective from L. accessus a coming near, approach (see ACCESS (Cf. access) (n.)). Meaning easy to reach is from 1640s; Of art or writing, able to be readily… …   Etymology dictionary

  • accessible — I adjective achievable, amenable, approachable, assailable, attainable, available, communicative, convenient, obliging, open, open minded, penetrable, pervious, reachable, receptive, responsive II index amenable, available, convenient …   Law dictionary

  • accessible — [adj] approachable; ready for use attainable, available, door’s always open*, employable, exposed, getatable, handy, near, obtainable, open, operative, possible, practicable, public, reachable, susceptible, unrestricted, usable; concept 576 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • accessible — Accessible, com. penac. Accessu facilis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • accessible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to be accessed. 2) friendly and easy to talk to; approachable. 3) easily understood or appreciated. DERIVATIVES accessibility noun accessibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • accessible — (a ksè si bl ) adj. 1°   Où l on peut arriver, pénétrer. Le rivage n était pas accessible. Le temple de Cérès n était pas accessible aux hommes. Rendre un coteau accessible. 2°   Fig. La vertu est accessible à tous. Sous l ancienne monarchie,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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