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Definition of "submission" [sub•mis•sion]

  • The act of submitting to the power of another: "Oppression that cannot be overcome does not give rise to revolt but to submission” ( Simone Weil). (noun)
  • The state of having submitted. See Synonyms at surrender. (noun)
  • The state of being submissive or compliant; meekness. (noun)
  • The act of submitting something for consideration. (noun)
  • Something so submitted: read three fiction manuscripts and other such submissions. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "submission" in a sentence
  • "So it lost money for 55 years and then we changed the strategy and it's been profitable ever since. 2010, the FDA reviewed the entire label as part of a label submission that we had with infantile spasms and has now-the label is completely modernized and the 19 indications look good to us for the future."
  • "Getting them wrong in a professional submission is shorthand for "I don't take time and trouble over my work," to which the obvious answer is: "Then why should I?""
  • "Objections to the term submission answered -- The effect of Mr. Jefferson's doctrine upon many conscientious persons in the"