Definition of admission in English:



  • 1A statement acknowledging the truth of something.

    ‘an admission of guilt’
    ‘a tacit admission that things had gone wrong’
    • ‘Isn't this a tacit admission that the claim is in fact correct?’
    • ‘By his own admission that's one of his best qualities: to bring out the best in players who are maybe not as good as some in other teams.’
    • ‘The actor, by his own admission, claims that he has learnt to relax and take success and failure in his stride.’
    • ‘Jobs kicked off his spiel with the admission that the last seven months had been pretty ropy for the manufacturer.’
    • ‘But the admission that he lied is not enough to prove him guilty in the eyes of the court.’
    • ‘Indeed her case led to the admission that 500 children in the agency's care were missing.’
    • ‘Jason stares at Daphne, surprised by the admission that Doug's negligence bothers her.’
    • ‘Now Mickey, there were nearly a dozen confessions or statements, admissions, whatever you want to call them…’
    • ‘I start this piece with the admission that I have been an abject failure.’
    • ‘Hours later, came the admission that in a way they were misleading.’
    • ‘One strength of the study is its concern with visitors, and the admission that in many ways we know little about how and why visitors react to displays.’
    • ‘Those restrictions remained in place yesterday, despite the admission that the information on which they were based was not new.’
    • ‘Behe's statement here is basically an admission that ID has made no headway as science.’
    • ‘I take their complete silence on this issue as an admission that their earlier claims are unsustainable.’
    • ‘He said the admission that some civil servants went for ten years without being given permanent jobs, was not an exaggeration.’
    • ‘By their own admission that is way beyond their technological grasp, and may remain forever out of reach.’
    • ‘It would seem more likely that an apology and an admission would have yielded a shorter ban.’
    • ‘She confirmed that he was arrested upon making the admission that he had smoked marijuana with his girlfriend.’
    • ‘What's refreshing is the admission that his campaign is at all vulnerable.’
    • ‘He said he had compiled his notebook and recorded the admission that the appellant had hit the postman at 7.45 pm that night.’
    acknowledgement, acceptance, recognition, concession, profession, expression, declaration, confession, revelation, disclosure, divulgence, avowal, claim, unbosoming, owning up
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  • 2mass noun The process or fact of entering or being allowed to enter a place or organization.

    ‘the evening before her admission to hospital’
    ‘the country's admission to the UN’
    • ‘In the event admission to hospital is required and that has to be arranged before proceeding to the next visit.’
    • ‘There are no police reports on this incident and there is no hospital admission record for this individual.’
    • ‘Notes for all child patients have been put onto computer to allow instant access upon admission.’
    • ‘The nurse explains hospital admission routines and the process of being prepared for surgery.’
    • ‘Therefore, the nurse planned the evening work activities to allow time for the admission process.’
    • ‘Patient education is a dynamic, ongoing process that occurs from admission to discharge.’
    • ‘She arranged for another doctor to visit and organise admission to hospital.’
    • ‘We have been conducting our own admission process for the past over 53 years.’
    • ‘According to the Teachers Union the Constitution gives right to the university to hold admission tests for all courses.’
    • ‘No doubt there are some very good arguments to be had about the need to reform the exam system, and the process of university admission.’
    • ‘The admission process at the college where this research took place is a four-step procedure.’
    • ‘He and his companion were taken through the whole admission process.’
    • ‘After July 10, the process of admission in accordance with merit was initiated in the colleges.’
    • ‘However, that number was less than half of those actually processed for admission.’
    • ‘Sebastian was unwell but not so unwell that he required hospital admission.’
    • ‘In what they believe to be emergency cases the Primecare doctors will contact the local ambulance service and arrange hospital admission.’
    • ‘After his admission to the hospital that first time I started hunting for a support group to join.’
    • ‘Seven required hospital admission and there were no deaths.’
    • ‘Data were collected from emergency department and hospital admission logs.’
    • ‘Acute abdominal pain is a common surgical emergency requiring admission to hospital.’
    admittance, entry, entrance, right of entry, permission to enter, access, means of entry, ingress, entrée, acceptance
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    1. 2.1 The fee charged for entry to a public place.
      ‘admission is £1 for adults and 50p for children’
      • ‘Playfair does not charge admission and no attendance figures are available.’
      • ‘The show will be held in the Community Sports Complex and admission is 8.’
      • ‘Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry has more than doubled its visitors after abolishing admission charges.’
      • ‘His proposal to charge admission to the city's swimming pools sparked huge debate.’
      • ‘Entry to the Armouries is free, but there is a special events charge for admission to the demonstrations.’
      • ‘Dancing will commence from 10.30 pm and admission includes free entry into a draw for a picture.’
      • ‘He has further endeared himself to local fans by staging free tournaments or charging a mere R10 admission fee.’
      • ‘The package includes admission with premier level access, a three-course silver service lunch and race card.’
      • ‘I went to the Ethnographic Museum, which charged four leva admission.’
      • ‘The exhibition officially opens to the public today and admission is included in the normal entry price.’
      • ‘This demonstration is open to the public, and admission is 5€ including tea and a raffle.’
      • ‘Car parking is free of charge and admission is £8 for adults and £4 for senior citizens and children.’
      • ‘I am writing in support of the council's reported proposal to reintroduce admission charges to the City Art Gallery.’
      • ‘Some buildings charge admission but the ruins of the abbey, next to the parish church, are free.’
      • ‘Delaware does not record attendance figures because the facility does not charge admission.’
      • ‘They all charge such extortionate admission charges they must make a fortune.’
      • ‘This demonstration will be open to the public, and admission is E5 including tea and a raffle.’
      • ‘Judges praises its hands on science gallery and also the decision to scrap admission charges, with the help of the government.’
      • ‘One of the difficulties cathedrals have is we do like to encourage visitors to come and visit but the vast majority feel it is immoral to charge admission.’
      • ‘The admission price includes free entry to the door prize, which will be raffled that day.’
      entrance fee, admission fee, entry charge, ticket
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    2. 2.2admissions The number of people entering a place.
      ‘cinema admissions have been rising recently’
      • ‘That year also saw a record number of admissions: 1.64 billion.’
      • ‘Admissions in 2003 fell to 167.3 million - 5% down on 2002's record 176 million total, the Film Council said.’
      • ‘The cinema industry has been fighting back since its lowest point in the 1980s when admissions sank to 54 million in 1984 at the height of the home video boom.’
    3. 2.3count noun A person admitted to hospital for treatment.
      ‘there was a substantial reduction in hospital admissions’
      • ‘This may have contributed to the reduction in hospital admissions.’
      • ‘It is based on routinely collected data on hospital admissions and general practitioners' target payments.’
      • ‘Reporting tendency has been shown to influence hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease.’
      • ‘Hospital admissions for selected respiratory diseases in the populations of Ouro Preto and a control area were compared for the year 1997.’
      • ‘We included hospital admissions related to cardiovascular disease only.’
      • ‘About 20% of acute medical admissions to district general hospitals are for neurological problems, often in the context of other medical conditions.’
      • ‘The most common type of booking, adopted by 23 of the 24 pilot sites, was for day case admissions from hospital outpatient clinics and in some cases from general practice.’
      • ‘Coding practices for hospital admissions for upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage period did not change significantly during our study.’
      • ‘The differences between in hospital inpatient admissions were non-significant.’
      • ‘Gyan et al. found a positive correlation between pediatric hospital admissions for respiratory distress in Trinidad and African dust events.’
      • ‘The benefit of its use was a significant reduction in hospital admissions of patients who did not have acute coronary syndrome.’
      • ‘There was no evidence that review of treatment by the pharmacist affected practice consultation rates, outpatient consultations, hospital admissions, or death rate.’
      • ‘Acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage accounts for about 2500 hospital admissions each year in the United Kingdom.’
      • ‘We did not find any significant reduction in admissions to hospital.’
      • ‘This study is based on routinely collected data on NHS hospital admissions, which we have not been able to validate.’
      • ‘An increase in helmet use is unlikely to explain the reduction in hospital admissions with head injuries.’
      • ‘Several studies reported the effect of community psychiatric services on admissions to mental hospital.’
      • ‘Hospital admissions for anaphylaxis, for example, have increased sevenfold over the last decade.’
      • ‘Studies linking hospital admissions and immunisation records have been used to look at the relation between specific conditions and immunisation.’
      • ‘Large scale effectiveness studies in the Gambia and Kenya show the impact of this form of malaria control in national programmes on child mortality and paediatric hospital admissions.’


Late Middle English: from Latin admissio(n-), from the verb admittere (see admit).