Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of admitting or allowing to enter.
  • n. The state of being allowed to enter.
  • n. Right to enter; access.
  • n. The price required or paid for entering; an entrance fee.
  • n. A confession, as of having committed a crime.
  • n. A voluntary acknowledgment of truth.
  • n. A fact or statement granted or admitted; a concession.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or practice of admitting.
  • n. Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach.
  • n. The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something asserted; acknowledgment; concession.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A fact, point, or statement admitted; as, admission made out of court are received in evidence
  • n. 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.
  • n. The cost or fee associated with attendance or entry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or practice of admitting.
  • n. Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach.
  • n. The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something �serted; acknowledgment; concession.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A fact, point, or statement admitted.
  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of admitting or allowing to enter; the state of being admitted; entrance afforded by permission, by provision or existence of means, or by the removal of obstacles: as, the admission of aliens into a country; the admission of light into a room by a window or by opening the window.
  • n. Admittance; power or permission to enter; entrance; access; power to approach: as, to grant a person admission.
  • n. The price paid for entrance; admission fee: as, the admission was one dollar.
  • n. Eccles.: In the Church of England, an act of a bishop accepting a candidate presented to a benefice.
  • n. In the Presbyterian churches, especially in Scotland, a similar official act of a presbytery admitting a minister to his church.
  • n. The act of expressing assent to an argument or proposition, especially one urged by an opponent or adversary; hence, a point or statement admitted; concession; allowance: as, this admission lost him the argument.
  • n. Acknowledgment; confession of a charge, an error, or a crime: as, he made full admission of his guilt.
  • n. In law: A voluntary acknowledgment that something is true.
  • n. The act of receiving evidence offered upon a judicial investigation, as competent for consideration in reaching a decision.
  • n. Specifically, in engineering: Entrance of motor fluid (as steam, air, or water) into a cylinder for the purpose of driving a piston.
  • n. The portion of a full traverse of a piston during which the motor fluid is allowed to enter the cylinder.
  • n. The point in the traverse at which such entrance of motor fluid begins.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the fee charged for admission
  • n. an acknowledgment of the truth of something
  • n. the right to enter
  • n. the act of admitting someone to enter

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin admissiō, admissiōn-, from admissus, past participle of admittere, to admit; see admit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin admissio; compare French admission. See admit. (Wiktionary)

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  • The North's Central News Agency says the government "decided to leniently forgive and release" Robert Park, taking what it calls his admission and sincere repentance of his wrong doings into consideration.

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  • "That's all, thank you," he interrupted, in the manner of a lawyer abruptly concluding a cross-examination after having extracted a fatal admission from a witness.

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  • Having said this, I am not adverse to accepting an apology, an admission from the man as to what he has done.

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  • Some commitments dropped out either because they failed to gain admission or did not want to risk a possible rejection.

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