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[ad-mis-uh-buh l] /ædˈmɪs ə bəl/
that may be allowed or conceded; allowable:
an admissible plan.
capable or worthy of being admitted:
admissible evidence.
Origin of admissible
1605-15; < Latin admiss- (see admission) + -ible; or < French, formed from same elements
Related forms
admissibility, admissibleness, noun
admissibly, adverb
nonadmissibility, noun
nonadmissible, adjective
nonadmissibleness, noun
nonadmissibly, adverb
unadmissible, adjective
unadmissibleness, noun
unadmissibly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for admissible
  • The four are unlikely forensic sleuths, specializing in scientific evidence that will be admissible in courts of law.
  • In civil trials, almost everything is admissible if it is relevant.
  • Hardly an acceptable standard for erudite debate, let alone admissible science.
  • Ethel probably aspired to espionage, but the government had no definitive, admissible proof against her.
  • The court deemed the defendant's answer and the gun admissible as evidence against him.
  • Much of the criticism of the verdict was premised on the idea that such evidence would have been admissible in a commission trial.
  • At the same time the extent of his admissible evidence is potentially limitless--another difference between history and the law.
  • The evidence itself need not be the sort admissible at trial.
  • The truth is, there was plenty of fault, but since it was a no-fault state it was not admissible in court.
  • But it is often impossible to obtain enough admissible evidence to obtain a conviction, the government argues.
British Dictionary definitions for admissible


able or deserving to be considered or allowed
deserving to be admitted or allowed to enter
(law) (esp of evidence) capable of being or bound to be admitted in a court of law
Derived Forms
admissibility, admissibleness, noun
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Word Origin and History for admissible

1610s, from Middle French admissible, from past participle stem of Latin admittere (see admit). Legal sense is recorded from 1849.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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admissible in Technology

A description of a search algorithm that is guaranteed to find a minimal solution path before any other solution paths, if a solution exists. An example of an admissible search algorithm is A* search.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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