Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: admissio, from admittere; ADMIT


ad‧mis‧sion W3
1 [countable] a statement in which you admit that something is true or that you have done something wrong [= confession]
admission that
The Senator's admission that he had lied to Congress shocked many Americans.
admission of guilt/defeat/failure etc
Silence is often interpreted as an admission of guilt.
Reese, by his own admission, lacks the necessary experience.
2 [uncountable] permission given to someone to enter a building or place, or to become a member of a school, club etc:
No admission after 10 pm.
The young men tried to enter a nightclub but were refused admission.
Women gained admission to the club only recently.
admission to
those applying for admission to university


[plural] the process of allowing people to enter a university, institution etc, or the number of people who can enter
admissions policy/procedures etc
The college has a very selective admissions policy.
4 [uncountable and countable] the process of taking someone into a hospital for treatment, tests, or care:
There are 13,000 hospital admissions annually due to playground accidents.
5 [uncountable] the cost of entrance to a concert, sports event, cinema etc [↪ admittance]:
Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children.
The cost includes free admission to the casinos.
The Museum has no admission charge.

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