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Definition of "admission" []

  • The act of admitting or allowing to enter. (noun)
  • The state of being allowed to enter. (noun)
  • Right to enter; access. (noun)
  • The price required or paid for entering; an entrance fee. (noun)
  • A confession, as of having committed a crime. (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 "admission" in a sentence
  • "In concluding the examination of the question whether Cotton Mather denounced, or countenanced, the admission of spectral testimony -- for that is the issue before us -- I feel confident that it has been made apparent, that it was not in reference to the _admission_ of such testimony, that he objected to the "principles that some of the Judges had espoused," but to the method in which it should be _handled_ and"
  • "General admission to the nighttime entertainment is free with Fair admission*"
  • "When we do admit to ourselves that such acts are the results of inhuman conduct, our admission is accompanied by the thought that the very fact of war itself leaves us no option but to accept them."