admission

ad|mis|sion [ əd`mıʃn ] noun **
▸ 1 permission to join/enter
▸ 2 accepting someone into something
▸ 3 payment to enter
▸ 4 statement something is true
▸ 5 number who enter something
1. ) uncount permission to join a club or become a student at a college or university:
Many students apply for admission to more than one college.
gain admission: Not all of those who applied gained admission to the school.
a ) permission to enter a place:
admission to: There is no admission to the park after 11 p.m.
2. ) uncount the process of accepting someone into a place, organization, or institution:
All patients are evaluated within eight hours of admission.
3. ) uncount the amount of money you pay to enter a place or event:
You get $5 off admission with this coupon.
admission to: Admission to the game is free.
4. ) count a statement accepting that something is true, especially something that you have done that you are sorry about:
admission of: an admission of guilt
admission that: The admission that her drug test had been altered shocked us all.
by someone's own admission: His contribution was, by his own admission, very small.
5. ) admissions plural the number of people who enter a place, organization, or institution:
We have already seen an increase in the level of emergency admissions.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • admission — [ admisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1539; lat. admissio 1 ♦ Action d admettre (qqn), fait d être admis. J ai envoyé au président du club ma demande d admission. Admission dans une école, à un examen. Admission sur concours. 2 ♦ (XVIII e) Action d admettre en… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • admission — ad·mis·sion n 1: the act or process of admitting admission into evidence 2 a: a party s acknowledgment that a fact or statement is true ◇ In civil cases admissions are often agreed to and offered in writing to the court before trial as a method… …   Law dictionary

  • admission — or admission to trading Admission to trading on the Exchange s markets for listed securities and admitted and traded shall be construed accordingly. For the avoidance of doubt this does not include when issued dealings . London Stock Exchange… …   Financial and business terms

  • ADMISSION — ADMISSION, legal concept applying both to debts and facts. Formal admission by a defendant is regarded as equal to the evidence of a hundred witnesses (BM 3b). This admission had to be a formal one, before duly appointed witnesses, or before the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Admission — Ad*mis sion, n. [L. admissio: cf. F. admission. See {Admit}.] 1. The act or practice of admitting. [1913 Webster] 2. Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach. [1913 Webster] What numbers groan for sad… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • admission — admission, admittance Like many doublets, these two words have competed with each other for several centuries (admission first recorded in Middle English, admittance in 1589) without ever establishing totally separate roles. In the meaning… …   Modern English usage

  • admission — temporaire. Admission of goods into country duty free for processing and eventual export. Bail. The order of a competent court or magistrate that a person accused of crime be discharged from actual custody upon the taking of bail. Evidence.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Admission — may refer to several things:In general usage* *Allowance into a theater, movie theater, music venue, or other event locale, especially when purchased with a ticketIn education*University and college admissionsIn law*Admission (law), a statement… …   Wikipedia

  • admission — ADMISSION. sub. fém. Action par laquelle on est admis. Depuis son admission aux Ordres sacrés, il a toujours vécu en bon Ecclésiastique …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • admission — (n.) early 15c., acceptance, reception, approval, from L. admissionem (nom. admissio) a letting in, noun of action from pp. stem of admittere (see ADMIT (Cf. admit)). Meaning an acknowledging is from 1530s. Sense of a literal act of letting in is …   Etymology dictionary

  • admission — [n1] entering or allowing entry acceptance, access, admittance, certification, confirmation, designation, door, entrance, entree, ingress, initiation, introduction, permission, reception, recognition, way, welcome; concept 83 Ant. denial,… …   New thesaurus

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