admission

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Borrowed from Latin admissio, admissionis; compare French admission. See admit.

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admission (countable and uncountable, plural admissions)

  1. The act or practice of admitting.
    • 2012 December 3, Davies, Caroline, “Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce they are expecting first baby”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have ended months of intense speculation by announcing they are expecting their first child, but were forced to share their news earlier than hoped because of the Duchess's admission to hospital on Monday.
  2. Permission to enter, or the entrance itself; admittance; entrance; access
    I request admission for two adults
    • 2020 October 12, Mark Sweney, “UK cinema admissions on course to be lowest since records began”, in The Guardian[2]:
      UK cinema admissions are set to hit their lowest level since records began almost a century ago, with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic wiping almost £1bn from box office sales.
  3. The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something asserted; acknowledgement; concession.
  4. (law) Acquiescence or concurrence in a statement made by another, and distinguishable from a confession in that an admission presupposes prior inquiry by another, but a confession may be made without such inquiry.
  5. A fact, point, or statement admitted; as, admission made out of court are received in evidence
  6. (Britain, ecclesiastical law) Declaration of the bishop that he approves of the presentee as a fit person to serve the cure of the church to which he is presented.
  7. The cost or fee associated with attendance or entry.
    There is no way he has seen that show, the admission is more than he makes in a week.

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French[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin admissio, admissionem.

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admission f (plural admissions)

  1. admission (act of admitting; state of being admitted)

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