ad|mis|sion «ad MIHSH uhn», noun.
1. a) the act of allowing (a person, animal, or group) to enter; entrance: »

the admission of aliens into a country, the admission of Kentucky as a state into the Union. His admission into the hospital was delayed for lack of beds.

b) the condition or fact of being admitted: »

These books never found admission to the library.

SYNONYM(S): access.
2. a) the right, power, or privilege of entering or using a particular place, position, or occupation; permission to enter: »

Every elementary school graduate has admission to high school. She applied for admission to the library stacks.

b) the price paid for the right to enter: »

Admission to the show is one dollar.

3. acceptance into an office or position.
4. a) the act of admitting to be true; acknowledging; confession: »

His admission that he was to blame kept the others from being punished.

SYNONYM(S): acknowledgment. b) acceptance as true or valid; confirmation. c) a fact or point acknowledged; something accepted as true or valid; concession. SYNONYM(S): validation.
5. in a steam or internal-combustion engine: a) the letting in of the working fluid, as steam, into a cylinder. b) the point in the cycle of the engine at which this occurs.
[< Latin admissiō, -ōnis < admittere; see etym. under admit (Cf.admit)]
Usage Admission, the more frequent term, emphasizes the privileges, rights, etc., of being admitted, while admittance, the rarer term, stresses the literal action of letting into a place: »

He gained admittance to the park, but without a ticket could not gain admission to the exhibition.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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