Etymology
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admission (n.)

early 15c., "acceptance, reception, approval," from Latin admissionem (nominative admissio) "a letting in," noun of action from past-participle stem of admittere "admit, give entrance; grant an audience," of acts, "let be done, allow, permit," from ad "to" (see ad-) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission).

The meaning "an acknowledging" is from 1530s. The literal sense of "act of allowing to enter, admittance," is from 1620s. As short for admission price, by 1792.

Origin and meaning of admission

updated on September 15, 2022

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Definitions of admission from WordNet

admission (n.)
the act of admitting someone to enter;
the surgery was performed on his second admission to the clinic
Synonyms: admittance
admission (n.)
an acknowledgment of the truth of something;
admission (n.)
the fee charged for admission;
Synonyms: entrance fee / admission charge / admission fee / admission price / price of admission / entrance money
admission (n.)
the right to enter;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.