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Definitions for inaccessible
ˌɪn əkˈsɛs ə bəlin·ac·ces·si·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inaccessible, unaccessibleadjective

    capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all

  2. inaccessible, unobtainable, unprocurable, untouchableadjective

    not capable of being obtained

    "a rare work, today almost inaccessible"; "timber is virtually unobtainable in the islands"; "untouchable resources buried deep within the earth"


  1. inaccessibleadjective

    not able to be accessed; out of reach; inconvenient

  2. inaccessibleadjective

    not able to be reached; unattainable

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inaccessibleadjective

    Not to be reached; not to be approached.

    Etymology: inaccessible, Fr. in and accessible.

    Whate'er you are,
    That in this desart inaccessible,
    Under the shade of melancholy boughs,
    Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time. William Shakespeare.

    Many other hidden parts of nature, even of a far lower form, are inaccessible to us. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.

    There shall we clearly see the ends and uses of these things, which here were either too subtile for us to penetrate, or too remote and inaccessible for us to come to any distinct view of. John Ray, on the Creation.

    This part, which is so noble, is not altogether inaccessible; and that an easy way may be found to it, 'tis to consider nature and to copy her. Dryden.


  1. inaccessible

    Inaccessible Island is a volcanic island located in the South Atlantic Ocean, 31 km (19 mi) south-west of Tristan da Cunha. Its highest point, Cairn Peak, reaches 449 m (1,473 ft), and the island is 12.65 km2 (4.88 sq mi) in area. The volcano was last active six million years ago and is currently extinct. Inaccessible Island is part of the archipelago of Tristan da Cunha, which is part of the overseas territory of the United Kingdom known as Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Tristan da Cunha itself is accessible only by sea via a seven-day voyage from Cape Town, South Africa, and the harbour on Inaccessible Island allows access for only a few days of the year. Access to the island must be granted by the local government office.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inaccessibleadjective

    not accessible; not to be reached, obtained, or approached; as, an inaccessible rock, fortress, document, prince, etc

  2. Etymology: [L. inaccessibilis: cf. F. inaccessible. See In- not, and Accessible.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inaccessible

    in-ak-ses′i-bl, adj. not to be reached, obtained, or approached.—ns. Inaccess′ibility, Inaccess′ibleness.—adv. Inaccess′ibly.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. inaccessible

    A general term for any distance or height which cannot be approached for any military purposes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inaccessible in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inaccessible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of inaccessible in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Merton:

    At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes of our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our own will.

  2. Rob Binns:

    We're going to be able to reduce the cost of transportation to remote projects around the world and open up projects that were previously thought inaccessible.

  3. Michael Ryan:

    Over the last couple of weeks we have seen worrying extensions of the disease...we have had a cluster of cases in Mwenga, to the south of Bukavu, we have a case in Pinga - which is very difficult and inaccessible area to the northeast of Goma.

  4. Andrew Wiles:

    I was very lucky that not only did I solve the problem, but I opened the door for a whole new era in my field, problems that had previously seemed inaccessible, now became open.

  5. Nicolas Dumay:

    Sleep is good not just to maintain secured knowledge, but also to rescue weaker information, which we could not remember while still awake, the light here is on those inaccessible memories, which sleep makes suddenly more accessible.

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