admission

[Ad*mis┬Ěsion]

If you pay admission, you're paying a fee in order to attend something, like an event or a movie. After you pay admission to the movie theater, you head straight to the popcorn stand.

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The act or practice of admitting.

Noun
the act of admitting someone to enter; "the surgery was performed on his second admission to the clinic"

Noun
an acknowledgment of the truth of something

Noun
the fee charged for admission


n.
The act or practice of admitting.

n.
Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach.

n.
The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something /serted; acknowledgment; concession.

n.
Acquiescence or concurrence in a statement made by another, and distinguishable from a confession in that an admission presupposes prior inquiry by another, but a confession may be made without such inquiry.

n.
A fact, point, or statement admitted; as, admission made out of court are received in evidence.

n.
Declaration of the bishop that he approves of the presentee as a fit person to serve the cure of the church to which he is presented.


Admission

Ad*mis"sion , n. [L. admissio: cf. F. admission. See Admit.] 1. The act or practice of admitting. 2. Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach.
What numbers groan for sad admission there!
3. The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something serted; acknowledgment; concession.
The too easy admission of doctrines.
4. (Law) Acquiescence or concurrence in a statement made by another, and distinguishable from a confession in that an admission presupposes prior inquiry by another, but a confession may be made without such inquiry. 5. A fact, point, or statement admitted; as, admission made out of court are received in evidence. 6. (Eng. Eccl. Law) Declaration of the bishop that he approves of the presentee as a fit person to serve the cure of the church to which he is presented. Shipley. Syn. -- Admittance; concession; acknowledgment; concurrence; allowance. See Admittance.

The act or practice of admitting.

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Usage Examples

In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved.

Politicians also have a love affair with the 'small business exemption.' Too much paperwork? Too heavy a burden? Not enough time? Just exempt small businesses from the rule. It sounds so pro-growth. Instead it's an admission that the costs of a regulation just can't be justified.

It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.

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Other Usage Examples

The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.

What I'd really like to write is a romantic comedy. This is my favorite kind of movie. I feel almost embarrassed revealing this, because the genre has been so degraded in the past twenty years that saying you like romantic comedies is essentially an admission of mild stupidity.

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.

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