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ac·ces·si·ble

accessible

 
 
pronunciation:
aek se sih bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to be entered.
The ramp makes the building accessible for people in wheelchairs.
synonyms:
approachable, open, reachable
similar words:
available, convenient, handy
definition 2: able to be obtained, reached, or used.
The Internet makes information accessible to great numbers of people.
synonyms:
approachable, available, handy, obtainable, on hand, reachable
similar words:
nearby, open
derivations: accessibly (adv.), accessibility (n.)
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The word accessible contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield
-able, -ible, -ble Latin adjective-forming suffix that means capable of being, doing, or undergoing
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The suffix -able , and its variants, is attached to Latin verb roots or English transitive verbs to form adjectives. (In a small set of cases, -able is attached to a noun, e.g. knowledgeable and marriageable.) For spelling purposes, it is useful to know that -able is more likely to be added to a whole English word (comparable, adorable ), while -ible is more likely to follow a bound root (visible , legible ). However,there are still many words which combine a root with -able (capable , inevitable ). The suffix -ity can be added to any adjective ending in -able , -ible , -ble to produce a corresponding noun ending in -ability, -ibility, -bility (possible + -ity > possibility; irrevocable + -ity > irrevocability.)