admission

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ədˈmɪʃən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ædˈmɪʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ad mishən)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ad•mis•sion /ædˈmɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. the act of allowing;
    entrance: [uncountable]Admission to the country was drastically reduced during the war.[countable]Admissions were down for new students.
  2. right or permission to enter:[uncountable]A ticket will gain you admission.
  3. the price paid for entrance:[uncountable]Admission is $6.00 on weekdays.
  4. acknowledgment of the truth of something:[countable]an admission of guilt.
See -mis-, -mit-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ad•mis•sion  (ad mishən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act of allowing to enter;
    entrance granted by permission, by provision or existence of pecuniary means, or by the removal of obstacles:the admission of aliens into a country.
  2. right or permission to enter:granting admission to the rare books room.
  3. the price paid for entrance, as to a theater or ball park.
  4. an act or condition of being received or accepted in a position, profession, occupation, or office;
    appointment:admission to the bar.
  5. confession of a charge, an error, or a crime;
    acknowledgment:His admission of the theft solved the mystery.
  6. an acknowledgment of the truth of something.
  7. a point or statement admitted;
    concession.
  • Latin admissiōn- (stem of admissiō), equivalent. to admiss-, variant stem of admittere to admit + -iōn- -ion
  • late Middle English 1400–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  entrance 1.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged access.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
admission /ədˈmɪʃən/ n
  1. permission to enter or the right, authority, etc, to enter
  2. the price charged for entrance
  3. acceptance for a position, office, etc
  4. a confession, as of a crime, mistake, etc
  5. an acknowledgment of the truth or validity of something
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin admissiōn-, from admittere to admit

adˈmissive adj
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Collocations: [pay, charge] an admission fee, gave a full admission of guilt, Was that an admission (of guilt)?, more...

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