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n. ~ The right or permission granted to take an action or to access something.

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In a records environment, authorization often pertains to classification and security clearance. It may also refer to particular uses of materials, such as permissions to reproduce materials. In a computing environment, authorization includes a similar right to view or write data but also includes having the permissions necessary to log in to a system, access portions of a network, or run a program.