Access

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

The word access may refer to any of the following:

access1. In general, access refers to the permission to use. If you've been given the rights to use a computer or service you have authorized access, usually granted by entering your username and password.

Note: If you are using a computer or service without permission, you have unauthorized access.

2. A channel of communication that is opened with a software or hardware device such as a computer floppy drive, modem, or printer. If the appropriate access is not obtained, the user receives an access denied or another error message.

3. Microsoft Access is a database software management program.

4. See the Access company page for further information about the Access company.

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