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Definition of "admittance" []

  • The act of admitting or entering. (noun)
  • Permission to enter. (noun)
  • Right of entry. See Usage Note at admission. (noun)
  • Electricity The reciprocal of impedance. (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 "admittance" in a sentence
  • "The error then being so common in practice, of believing that Christ came to gain for us easier terms of admittance into heaven than we had before (whereas, in fact, instead of making obedience less strict, He has enabled us to obey God more strictly, and instead of gaining _easier_ terms of _admittance_, He has gained us"
  • "After many fruitless attempts to gain admittance to the prison, he found a strongly grated window in an unguarded part of the building, which lighted the dungeon of the unfortunate Mahometan; who, loaded with chains, waited in despair the execution of the barbarous sentence."
  • "Again, the religion aspect to Israeli immigration policy strikes me as a significant departure from the practices of contemporary liberal democracies — but as far as I know a secular Jew can gain admittance to Israel, so the policy is really ethnicity-based."