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adjective accessible pronunciation in American English /əkˈsesəb(ə)l/
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  1. 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. 2
    an accessible place is easy to find or get to
    accessible by:

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

    accessible to:

    Near the beach is a forest accessible to walkers.

  3. 3
    an accessible person is friendly and easy to talk to, even if they are in an important position
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 accessible pronunciation in American English /əkˌsesəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]

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