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In the context of a technical manual, engineers use the word "accessible" to indicate that a piece of hardware should have "easy access" for repair, maintenance, and other modifications.

What would you use instead of "accessible" in such contexts (avoiding the lexeme access)?

For example:

The TMGB must be located such that it is accessible to telecommunications personnel.

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You could consider:

The TMGB must be located such that it is serviceable by telecommunications personnel.

An adjective such as readily, conveniently, or similar might also be appropriate.

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What would you use instead of "accessible" in such contexts (avoiding the lexeme access)?

I wouldn't; I'd use accessible to telecommunications personnel. But you could say it needs to be easily reached by or easily approached by them. Or that maintenance and servicing needs to be convenient.

But nothing quite has the easy simplicity of accessible, especially in your quoted context of a technical manual where the word is presumably readily understood.

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  • +1 An easy utilized version could be within easy reach.
    – bib
    Sep 11, 2012 at 20:50
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How about keeping it simple "The location of the TMBG should be considered carefully as Telecommunications personnel must be able to get to it for maintenance etc".

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