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Definition of submission noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the act of accepting that someone has defeated you and that you must obey them synonym surrender a gesture of submission to beat/force/starve someone into submission His response was one of resistance, not submission.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] the act of giving a document, proposal, etc. to someone in authority so that they can study or consider it; the document, etc. that you give When is the final date for the submission of proposals? They prepared a report for submission to the city council. The deadline is October 1st and late submissions will not be marked. All parties will have the opportunity to make submissions relating to this case. Many college-level courses require the submission of a project.
  3. 3[countable] (law) a statement that is made to a judge in court
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: submission