Definition of admission in US English:

admission

noun

  • 1A statement acknowledging the truth of something.

    ‘an admission of guilt’
    ‘a tacit admission that things had gone wrong’
    ‘a man who, by his own admission, fell in love easily’
    • ‘He said the admission that some civil servants went for ten years without being given permanent jobs, was not an exaggeration.’
    • ‘Behe's statement here is basically an admission that ID has made no headway as science.’
    • ‘She confirmed that he was arrested upon making the admission that he had smoked marijuana with his girlfriend.’
    • ‘I take their complete silence on this issue as an admission that their earlier claims are unsustainable.’
    • ‘I start this piece with the admission that I have been an abject failure.’
    • ‘Isn't this a tacit admission that the claim is in fact correct?’
    • ‘What's refreshing is the admission that his campaign is at all vulnerable.’
    • ‘It would seem more likely that an apology and an admission would have yielded a shorter ban.’
    • ‘Now Mickey, there were nearly a dozen confessions or statements, admissions, whatever you want to call them…’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He said he had compiled his notebook and recorded the admission that the appellant had hit the postman at 7.45 pm that night.’
    • ‘Jason stares at Daphne, surprised by the admission that Doug's negligence bothers her.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘By their own admission that is way beyond their technological grasp, and may remain forever out of reach.’
    • ‘Indeed her case led to the admission that 500 children in the agency's care were missing.’
    • ‘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.’
    acknowledgement, acceptance, recognition, concession, profession, expression, declaration, confession, revelation, disclosure, divulgence, avowal, claim, unbosoming, owning up
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  • 2The process or fact of entering or being allowed to enter a place, organization, or institution.

    ‘the country's admission to the UN’
    ‘I had some difficulty securing admission to the embassy’
    ‘her condition required frequent hospital admissions’
    ‘the university admissions office’
    • ‘After his admission to the hospital that first time I started hunting for a support group to join.’
    • ‘Data were collected from emergency department and hospital admission logs.’
    • ‘Sebastian was unwell but not so unwell that he required hospital admission.’
    • ‘Acute abdominal pain is a common surgical emergency requiring admission to hospital.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We have been conducting our own admission process for the past over 53 years.’
    • ‘She arranged for another doctor to visit and organise admission to hospital.’
    • ‘The nurse explains hospital admission routines and the process of being prepared for surgery.’
    • ‘Patient education is a dynamic, ongoing process that occurs from admission to discharge.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In what they believe to be emergency cases the Primecare doctors will contact the local ambulance service and arrange hospital 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.’
    • ‘There are no police reports on this incident and there is no hospital admission record for this individual.’
    • ‘Seven required hospital admission and there were no deaths.’
    • ‘According to the Teachers Union the Constitution gives right to the university to hold admission tests for all courses.’
    • ‘In the event admission to hospital is required and that has to be arranged before proceeding to the next visit.’
    • ‘Therefore, the nurse planned the evening work activities to allow time for the admission process.’
    • ‘Notes for all child patients have been put onto computer to allow instant access upon admission.’
    admittance, entry, entrance, right of entry, permission to enter, access, means of entry, ingress, entrée, acceptance
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    1. 2.1 The money charged for allowing someone to enter a public place.
      ‘admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children’
      • ‘This demonstration will be open to the public, and admission is E5 including tea and a raffle.’
      • ‘I am writing in support of the council's reported proposal to reintroduce admission charges to the City Art Gallery.’
      • ‘The package includes admission with premier level access, a three-course silver service lunch and race card.’
      • ‘Dancing will commence from 10.30 pm and admission includes free entry into a draw for a picture.’
      • ‘Car parking is free of charge and admission is £8 for adults and £4 for senior citizens and children.’
      • ‘They all charge such extortionate admission charges they must make a fortune.’
      • ‘Some buildings charge admission but the ruins of the abbey, next to the parish church, are free.’
      • ‘Playfair does not charge admission and no attendance figures are available.’
      • ‘His proposal to charge admission to the city's swimming pools sparked huge debate.’
      • ‘I went to the Ethnographic Museum, which charged four leva admission.’
      • ‘The show will be held in the Community Sports Complex and admission is 8.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Judges praises its hands on science gallery and also the decision to scrap admission charges, with the help of the government.’
      • ‘He has further endeared himself to local fans by staging free tournaments or charging a mere R10 admission fee.’
      • ‘Delaware does not record attendance figures because the facility does not charge admission.’
      • ‘Entry to the Armouries is free, but there is a special events charge for admission to the demonstrations.’
      • ‘The admission price includes free entry to the door prize, which will be raffled that day.’
      • ‘Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry has more than doubled its visitors after abolishing admission charges.’
      • ‘This demonstration is open to the public, and admission is 5€ including tea and a raffle.’
      • ‘The exhibition officially opens to the public today and admission is included in the normal entry price.’
      entrance fee, admission fee, entry charge, ticket
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    2. 2.2admissions The number of people entering a place.
      ‘hospital admissions decreased nearly 65 percent’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’

Usage

Admission traditionally referred to the price paid for entry or the right to enter: admission was $5. Admittance more often referred to physical entry: we were denied admittance by a large man with a forbidding scowl. In the sense of ‘permission or right to enter,’ these words have become almost interchangeable, although admittance is more formal and technical

Origin

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

Pronunciation

admission

/ədˈmiSHən//ədˈmɪʃən/