• WordNet 3.6
    • v accession make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library
    • n accession the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne) "Elizabeth's accession in 1558"
    • n accession the right to enter
    • n accession agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly) "accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent","assenting to the Congressional determination"
    • n accession something added to what you already have "the librarian shelved the new accessions","he was a new addition to the staff"
    • n accession (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement
    • n accession a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group) "the art collection grew through accession"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Accession A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's accession to a confederacy.
    • Accession (Law) A mode of acquiring property, by which the owner of a corporeal substance which receives an addition by growth, or by labor, has a right to the part or thing added, or the improvement (provided the thing is not changed into a different species). Thus, the owner of a cow becomes the owner of her calf.
    • Accession Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without; as, an accession of wealth or territory. "The only accession which the Roman empire received was the province of Britain."
    • Accession (Law) The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers.
    • Accession The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity; as, the accession of the house of Stuart; -- applied especially to the epoch of a new dynasty.
    • Accession (Med) The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n accession A coming, as into the possession of a right or station; attainment; entrance; induction: as, the accession of the people to political power, or to the ballot; accession to an estate, or to the throne.
    • n accession The act of acceding, as by assent or agreement; consent; junction; adhesion: as, accession to a demand or proposal; their accession to the party or confederacy was a great gain.
    • n accession Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation; addition: as, an accession of wealth, territory, or numbers.
    • n accession In law, a mode of acquiring property, by which the owner of a corporeal substance which receives an addition by growth or by the application of labor has a right to the thing added or to the improvement, as an addition to a house made by a tenant under an ordinary lease.
    • n accession In medicine, the attack, approach, or commencement of a disease; access.
    • n accession In the election of a pope, the transference of votes from one candidate to another, when the scrutiny has not resulted in a choice. The opportunity of doing this is called an accessit (which see).
    • n accession Increase, addition, increment, extension, augmentation.
    • accession To enter in the accession-book of a library. See accession-book.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • n Accession ak-sesh′un a coming to: increase
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Never give anyone total access to your pockets, your pockets, your purse or your mind.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
    “Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.”
  • Phyllis Mcginley
    “The Enemy, who wears her mother's usual face and confidential tone, has access; doubtless stares into her writing case and listens on the phone.”
  • Maureen Reagan
    Maureen Reagan
    “We're an ideal political family, as accessible as Disneyland.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. accessio, fr. accedere,: cf. F. accession,. See Accede


In literature:

The composition of the two houses at the accession of Henry VII.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
At first he was unable to gain access to the Queen, but, being well-known to Sir John De Leigh, the knight arranged his introduction.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
Access to the interior of the brig was now easy.
"The Secret of the Island" by W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
Never perhaps was the accession of any prince the subject of such keen and lively interest to a whole people as that of Elizabeth.
"Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth" by Lucy Aikin
Some of them, however, have been more accessible by being translated into English and reprinted in convenient form.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
Here our means of information become more plain and accessible.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863" by Various
Twelve gates, opened at sunrise and closed at night, give access to the town.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Once, as it happened, the Professor forgot himself so far as to mention accessible things.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
Over the porch is a room or parvise, very difficult of access and badly lighted.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
No inmate of the oubliette could have been more lonely, and yet life was accessible, and even near.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray

In poetry:

Therefore I study you first in your saints,
Those friends whom your election glorifies ;
Then in your deeds, accesses and restraints,
And what you read, and what yourself devise.
"To The Countess Of Bedford I" by John Donne
My hand is stuffed with mode, design, device.
But I lack access to my proper stone
And plenitude of plan shall not suffice
Nor grief nor love shall be enough alone
To ratify my little halves who bear
Across an autumn freezing everywhere . . .
"What Shall I Give My Children" by Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks
Of what an easie quick accesse,
My blessed Lord, art thou! how suddenly
May our requests thine eare invade!
To shew that state dislikes not easinesse,
If I but lift mine eyes, my suit is made:
Thou canst no more not heare, than thou canst die.
"Prayer (II)" by George Herbert
"O for a lodge in some vast wilderness!"
Some region unapproachable of Print,
Where never cablegram could gain access,
And telephones were not, nor any hint
Of tidings new or old, but Man might pipe
His soul to Nature,— careless of the Type!
"A Pleasant Invective Against Printing" by Henry Austin Dobson
in times forgotten, except by the New York Times
which can't forget. There is always the morgue.
There are men in the morgue.
These men have access. Sleepless, in position,
they dream the past forever
Colossal in the dawn comes the second light
"Dream Song 123: Daples my floor the eastern sun, my house faces north" by John Berryman
For jewels bright and purple Coan robes you are not dressable;
Unhappily for you, the public records are accessible.
Where is your charm, and where your bloom and gait so firm and sensible,
That drew my love from Cinara,--a lapse most indefensible?
"An Appeal To Lyce" by Roswell Martin Field

In news:

A restored B-52 flight simulator named "Legacy of Wichita" and acclaimed by Nu-Tek Aircraft Instruments as the only publicly accessible active BUFF simulator in the world will be in operation at Augusta Airport this Saturday.
Visit necessary to access $6.2 million in Swiss account.
In a unique collaborative project, two universities in Indian Country join forces to make quality BSN education more accessible to culturally diverse students.
Using actionable XML, MicroStrategy Transactor gives users access to back-end data via push technology like never before.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) compares figures on class size, time spent in the classroom and teaching techniques between nations to access the relative condition of education in the United States.
Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that the lack of access to Europe's permanent bailout fund would create issues for the country as it seeks to return to international bond markets.
0This high-output filling system with Easy-Load rotary bag hanger system brings all bag strap connection points directly in front of the operator for quick and easy access.
For the best bang for your buck, buy the "Stay for the Day" pass, which allows access to five attractions (excluding the zoo).
Nothing beats drive-in a skyscraper.
A bill backed by Sen Chris Dodd would vastly expand access to government funds for Sheila Bair's FDIC.
Only Mormons have access to the church's genealogy database, which also can be used to submit a deceased person's name for proxy baptism .
A California professor studying affirmative action should have access to law school performance statistics.
Where is the access to the video showing an actual erection of the fence.
The facility features climate control, drive-up access, moving and packing supplies, and 24-hour access via self-storage kiosk.
Years ago, our organization ran a single public access channel and used it to help individuals and organizations who didn't have access to media.

In science:

S = (S1 , S2 ) of two (generally correlated) systems accessible in parallel, where Si is either a random primitive (such as a random function F, a random permutation P defined above), or a construction CS accessing the random primitive S.
Equivalence of the Random Oracle Model and the Ideal Cipher Model, Revisited
Observe that each table entry in p is accessed at most once and thus each time p is accessed it returns a fresh uniform random value.
Equivalence of the Random Oracle Model and the Ideal Cipher Model, Revisited
We categorize accessible contents into two types: cold content and hot content. A hot content is a content that is more frequently accessed while cold content is accessed less frequently.
An Architectural Design for Brokered Collaborative Content Delivery System
SON is an application-layer network built on top of the traditional IP-layer networks. The concept of SON is illustrated in Fig. 1. In the figure, an access network where a service can be requested or provisioned is connected to another access network at another end via multiple routes.
An Architectural Design for Brokered Collaborative Content Delivery System
Thus, when a user is not within a wireless network range, having access to wireless services will not be feasible either. The same restriction holds on the Internet when a user desires to have access to a site. Interaction speed: Most WAP devices offer speeds up to 9.6 Kbps (in 2G networks).
Selling Culture: Implementation of e-Commerce and WAP-based Prototypes