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What is the difference between access and sessions? How is it calculated?

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Hello!! I was navigating in my Analytics account through my iPhone 5S app and I saw something I have never seen before. I was checking on my "Users per hour of the day" table and I changed the Metric to "Access". 

 

Results:

Users per hour of the day: 35.469

Access per hour of the day: 229.034 over the same period.

 

I use the Portuguese (Brazil) version of the app, but it still says "access", differently from "users" and "sessions", just in case you're asking.

 

I don't know what this metric mean and how it is calculated. Can anyone help me on this? Thanks in advance!