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Dictionary Definition

admission

Noun

1 the act of admitting someone to enter; "the surgery was performed on his second admission to the clinic" [syn: admittance]
2 an acknowledgment of the truth of something

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

admissio: compare French admission. See admit

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The act or practice of admitting.
  2. Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach.
  3. The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something asserted; acknowledgment; concession.
  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.

Translations

Extensive Definition

Admission may refer to several things:

In general usage

In law

In medicine

  • The process by which patients enter into inpatient care

In politics

  • The process of official inclusion in a state, the opposite of secession

In science and engineering

admission in French: Admission

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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