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[ad-mit-ns] /ædˈmɪt ns/
permission or right to enter:
admittance into the exhibit room.
an act of admitting.
actual entrance.
Electricity. the measure of the ability of a circuit to conduct an alternating current, consisting of two components, conductance and susceptance; the reciprocal of impedance, expressed in mhos. Symbol: Y.
Origin of admittance
1585-95; admit + -ance
Related forms
readmittance, noun
1. access. See entrance1 . Unabridged
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  • That, in itself, is admittance that there are no deities.
  • Initially the pool attendants denied him admittance.
  • The missionaries who have attempted to find admittance, seem never to have succeeded.
  • Anyone in the theater can gain admittance to this secret section so long as they are wearing one diamond stud in their left ear.
  • As the resort's name suggests, all guests must either be riding or towing a motorcycle to gain admittance.
  • If you arrive ten minutes after the last stated tour admittance, you will be turned away.
  • General admittance tickets are good for the day of purchase only and are non-refundable.
  • People are much more convinced by pretense of knowledge than by admittance of ignorance.
  • Please read your examination admittance letter carefully.
  • All visitors must go through the building's security screening prior to admittance.
British Dictionary definitions for admittance


the right or authority to enter
the act of giving entrance
(electrical engineering) the reciprocal of impedance, usually measured in siemens. It can be expressed as a complex quantity, the real part of which is the conductance and the imaginary part the susceptance y
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Word Origin and History for admittance

1580s, "the action of admitting," formed in English from admit + -ance (if from Latin, it would have been *admittence; French uses accès in this sense). Used formerly in senses where admission now prevails. Admissure was used in this sense from mid-15c.

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admittance in Science
A measure of the ability of a circuit or component to allow current flow when exposed to AC voltages (its AC conductance). It is equal to the reciprocal of the impedance of the circuit, just as conductivity is equal to the reciprocal of resistance, and is similarly measured in mhos.
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