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Access vs. Excess

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  • Access (noun)

    A way or means of approaching or entering; an entrance; a passage.

  • Access (noun)

    The act of approaching or entering; an advance.

  • Access (noun)

    The right or ability of approaching or entering; admittance; admission; accessibility.

  • Access (noun)

    The quality of being easy to approach or enter.

  • Access (noun)

    Admission to sexual intercourse.

  • Access (noun)

    An increase by addition; accession

    "an access of territory"

  • Access (noun)

    An onset, attack, or fit of disease; an ague fit.

  • Access (noun)

    An outburst of an emotion; a paroxysm; a fit of passion

  • Access (noun)

    The right of a non-custodial parent to visit their child.

  • Access (noun)

    The process of locating data in memory.

  • Access (noun)

    Connection to or communication with a computer program or to the Internet.

  • Access (verb)

    To gain or obtain access to.

  • Access (verb)

    To have access to (data).

    "I can't access most of the data on the computer without a password."

  • Excess (noun)

    The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or proper

    "The excess of heavy water was given away to the neighbouring country."

  • Excess (noun)

    The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder.

    "The difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other."

  • Excess (noun)

    An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.

  • Excess (noun)

    Spherical excess, the amount by which the sum of the three angles of a spherical triangle exceeds two right angles. The spherical excess is proportional to the area of the triangle.

  • Excess (noun)

    A condition on an insurance policy by which the insured pays for a part of the claim.

  • Excess (adjective)

    More than is normal, necessary or specified.

  • Excess (verb)

    To declare (an employee) surplus to requirements, such that he or she might not be given work.

Wiktionary
  • Access (noun)

    A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince.

  • Access (noun)

    The means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land.

  • Access (noun)

    Admission to sexual intercourse.

  • Access (noun)

    Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used.]

  • Access (noun)

    An onset, attack, or fit of disease.

  • Access (noun)

    A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury.

  • Excess (noun)

    The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or proper; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light.

  • Excess (noun)

    An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.

  • Excess (noun)

    The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other.

Webster Dictionary
  • Access (noun)

    the right to enter

  • Access (noun)

    the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)

  • Access (noun)

    a way of entering or leaving;

    "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"

  • Access (noun)

    (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information

  • Access (noun)

    the act of approaching or entering;

    "he gained access to the building"

  • Access (verb)

    obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer

  • Access (verb)

    reach or gain access to;

    "How does one access the attic in this house?"

    "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof"

  • Excess (noun)

    a quantity much larger than is needed

  • Excess (noun)

    immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

  • Excess (noun)

    the state of being more than full

  • Excess (noun)

    excessive indulgence;

    "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"

  • Excess (adjective)

    more than is needed, desired, or required;

    "trying to lose excess weight"

    "found some extra change lying on the dresser"

    "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"

    "skills made redundant by technological advance"

    "sleeping in the spare room"

    "supernumerary ornamentation"

    "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"

    "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"

    "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"

    "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"

Princeton's WordNet

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