Definition of admittance in US English:

admittance

noun

  • 1The process or fact of entering or being allowed to enter a place or institution.

    ‘people were unable to gain admittance to the hall’
    • ‘In 1993 I was able to gain admittance to the Literature Department of the film academy.’
    • ‘The guy was nice and let us stay, but he said that others might ask me for two coupons to allow both of us admittance.’
    • ‘With a brief word from his chauffeur, they were allowed admittance.’
    • ‘Only women of certain noble families could gain admittance to its cloister.’
    • ‘The unfairness of it is even further emphasised when it comes to people queuing to gain admittance to nightclubs or pubs.’
    • ‘A moment later he heard his mother gain admittance and then the lock click once more.’
    • ‘Although François Achille Bazaine had middle-class origins, when he failed to gain admittance to military academy he enlisted into the infantry.’
    • ‘Local residents are only too well aware of the increasing danger to pedestrians along West Lane at the times of school admittance and school closure yet this decision will increase the volume of traffic past Sandal School.’
    • ‘He goes to great lengths, for example, to describe his admittance into Hampton Institute in Virginia in 1872 as the result of his ability to clean and dust a classroom.’
    • ‘The German shepherd is, at heart, a friendly dog, but it will always want to make sure strangers have a right to enter its home before admittance is granted.’
    • ‘When RSPCA inspectors and Council dog wardens called last December, they were refused admittance by the mother who said that one of the dogs would bite them.’
    • ‘The park only charges 3 yuan for admittance which is the park's main income.’
    • ‘Signs alerted hikers that no admittance was allowed without a permit.’
    • ‘In order to gain admittance into the Milliken or Fairchild Libraries after hours, a student or faculty member must scan their personally assigned access card.’
    • ‘The doors began to swing open, allowing Suzaku admittance.’
    • ‘If we, the citizens, are not aware of this, others are, and by the millions seek immediate admittance into these institutions.’
    • ‘In particular, the attempts of women to gain admittance to professional bodies have been documented in detail.’
    • ‘Despite desperate attempts by the Carlow branch of the ISPCA to gain admittance to the site to save the birds, remarkably no one in county Carlow had a key to open the site's locked gates.’
    • ‘The door opened with a rusty squeak and Tawnie was allowed admittance.’
    • ‘The courtroom is packed, and not even the humblest is refused admittance.’
    entry, right of entry, permission to enter, admission, entrance, access, right of access, ingress, entrée, acceptance
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  • 2Physics
    A measure of electrical conduction, numerically equal to the reciprocal of the impedance.

    • ‘A simple elastic model was then used to calculate theoretical admittance for different elastic thicknesses.’

Usage

See admission

Pronunciation

admittance

/ədˈmɪtns//ədˈmitns/