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Definition of admission noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    admission

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    NAmE//ədˈmɪʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] the act of accepting someone 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 college admissions policy/office They tried to get into the club but were refused admission. She failed to gain admission to the school of her choice. Is there any charge for admission? There was a steady decline in movie theater admissions during the 1960s. admission to something high school seniors applying for admission to college There is no admission to the park after 4 p.m.
  2. 2 [countable] a statement in which someone 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 he 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?
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