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
Chris works as a housing admissions administrator at a nearby college and
  teaches art sculpture.
By the authors' admissions, there are surprisingly little data available
  regarding the natural history of these species.
Consent was obtained from intended recipient and admissions obtained from both
  shipper and recipient.
Although getting in is tough, admissions staff invariably present a smiling
  face.
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