admission, admittance

admission, admittance
Admission means "allowing to enter" or "permitted entrance" and applies to acceptance that carries certain rights and privileges. Admittance means "physical entry" without reference to rights or membership privileges."He sought admission to the party." "Admittance is by invitation only." "It was easy to secure admission to the public library, but she soon found several doors marked 'Admittance to staff members only. '"

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  • admission — *admittance …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • admittance — admission, admittance Like many doublets, these two words have competed with each other for several centuries (admission first recorded in Middle English, admittance in 1589) without ever establishing totally separate roles. In the meaning… …   Modern English usage

  • admittance — admittance, admission. Admittance is mostly confined to the literal sense of allowing one to enter a locality or building {no admittance without a pass} {admittance to the grounds} Admission has acquired the figurative sense of admitting to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • admission — admission, admittance Like many doublets, these two words have competed with each other for several centuries (admission first recorded in Middle English, admittance in 1589) without ever establishing totally separate roles. In the meaning… …   Modern English usage

  • admittance — [ admitɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1896; mot angl. , du lat. admittere « admettre » ♦ Phys. Grandeur inverse de l impédance totale d un circuit électrique ou de l impédance équivalente d un conducteur inséré dans un circuit de courant alternatif. L unité d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • admission — noun 1 (C) a statement in which you admit that something is true or that you have done something wrong: admission that: The Senator s admission that he had lied to Congress shocked many Americans. | admission of guilt/failure/defeat etc: The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • admittance — See admission. See admission, admittance …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • admission — See admission, admittance …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Admittance — Ad*mit tance, n. 1. The act of admitting. [1913 Webster] 2. Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; also, actual entrance; reception. [1913 Webster] To gain admittance into the house. South. [1913 Webster] He desires admittance to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • admission — ad·mis·sion n 1: the act or process of admitting admission into evidence 2 a: a party s acknowledgment that a fact or statement is true ◇ In civil cases admissions are often agreed to and offered in writing to the court before trial as a method… …   Law dictionary

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