admission

[ad-mish-uhn]
noun
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.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin admissiōn- (stem of admissiō), equivalent to admiss-, variant stem of admittere to admit + -iōn- -ion

nonadmission, noun
proadmission, adjective
readmission, noun


1. See entrance1. 2. access.
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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
 
[C15: from Latin admissiōn-, from admittere to admit]
 
ad'missive
 
adj

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admission
late 15c., "the literal act of letting in," from L. admissionem (nom. admissio, gen. admissionis) "a letting in," from admissus, pp. of admittere (see admit).
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Example sentences
And it's a way for applicants to demonstrate interest in a college, which may
  help their chances of admission.
His admission was not news to anyone who has been following the project closely.
Admission to all the museum's facilities is free of charge.
Luckily, my job buys me admission to that on-line gathering and the chance to
  kibitz with the professionals.
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