2. A way of getting to something or someone, admittance; entrance: The thief gained access to the safe in the store.
3. A sudden outburst or attack as of rage, disease, or emotion: Jeremy had a fit of passion which resulted in an access of fury or rage.
4. Etymology: from Latin accessus, "a coming to, an approach"; from accedere, "to enter upon"; from ac-, "to" (a variation of ad- before c + cedere "to move, to go").
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2. To go someplace and to be able to enter whatever it is: "Pete asked for a key to the office because he was planning to access the office after working hours to complete his report.
3. Entering, making an entrée: "The thief was accessing the vault while the political rallies were taking place."
2. A way of getting to something or someone, admittance; entrance: The thief gained access to the vault.
The hallway offers good access to the bedroom.
2. To judge, evaluate, appraise, determine: General Jones will assess the situation and call for reinforcements if needed.
2. Superabundance, surplus, overabundance, too much, oversupply: The teacher thought little Bobby had an excess of energy.
There is an excess of poverty, hunger, and suffering in the world.
Some people always confuse access and excess. Access is a way of getting to something or someone; excess is a surplus, a state of overabundance: "How could the thief have gained access to the vault?" "Dieting will take off your excess weight."
Excess is what some people always enjoy drinking to.
Darryl and Ted wanted to assess the situation and decide what they were going to do next because since there was no access to the compartment, they couldn't pump out the excess water.
Some RFID readers use Time Division Multiple Access, or TDMA, meaning they read tags at different times to avoid interfering with one another.
Algorithms are used to make sure the readers attempt to read tags at different times.