admission


admission
noun
1 (C) a statement in which you admit that something is true or that you have done something wrong: admission that: The Senator's admission that he had lied to Congress shocked many Americans. | admission of guilt/failure/defeat etc: The court may interpret your silence as an admission of guilt. | by/on your own admission: By his own admission, he is a complete womanizer.
2 (U) permission given to someone to enter or become a member of a school, club, building etc
(+ to): seeking admission to a prestigious university | This particular college has a very selective admissions policy. | gain admission: Women gained admission to the club only recently.
3 admissions (plural) the process of allowing people to enter a university, institution, hospital etc, or the number of people who can enter: Doctors are reporting a steep rise in admissions. | admissions policy/procedures/officer etc: This particular college has a very selective admissions policy.
4 (U) the cost of entrance to a concert, sports event etc: The cost includes free admission to the casinos. | Admission: $3.50.
5 (U) permission to enter a place: No admission after 10pm.
USAGE NOTE: ADMISSION WORD CHOICE: admission, admittance, admissions Admission is the usual word. Admittance is more formal and only used in the meaning `permission to go in a building, park etc', usually given by someone in authority. On a notice you might see: Private Road: No Admittance Admissions is the word used by official organizations about the number of people entering a university, school, hospital etc: the admissions officer/policy/procedure | We have a lot of emergency admissions.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • 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

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  • 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 — 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

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