Definition of admission noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ədˈmɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ədˈmɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the act of accepting somebody into an institution, organization, etc.; the right to enter a place or to join an institution or organization Hospital admission is not necessary in most cases. Hospital admissions for asthma attacks have doubled. the university admissions policy/office They tried to get into the club but were refused admission. She failed to gain admission to the university of her choice. Is there any charge for admission? There was a steady decline in cinema admissions during the 1960s. admission to something countries applying for admission to the European Union Last admissions to the park are at 4 p.m.
  2. 2[countable] a statement in which somebody admits that something is true, especially something wrong or bad that they have done He is a thief by his own admission (= he has admitted it). admission of something an admission of guilt/failure/defeat admission that… The minister's resignation was an admission that she had lied.
  3. 3[uncountable] the amount of money that you pay to go into a building or to an event admission charges/prices £5 admission What's the admission? See related entries: Historic buildings
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin admissio(n-), from the verb admittere, from ad- ‘to’ + mittere ‘send’.Extra examples By his own admission he should never have driven so fast. He’s applied for admission to the local college. On admission to hospital you will be examined by a doctor. She has made no admission of any involvement in the plot. She saw his leaving the company as an admission of failure. This is a clear admission that you were wrong. emergency admissions to hospital hospital admission rates to gain admission to one of the best schools to gain admission to university Admission is by ticket only. Admission is free and no booking is required. He is a thief by his own admission. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. She works in the college admissions office The country has applied for admission to the European Union. The minister’s resignation was an admission that she had lied. There is an admission fee of $10. They tried to get into a nightclub but were refused admission. an admission of guilt
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