Definition of admission in English:


Line breaks: ad¦mis|sion
Pronunciation: /ədˈmɪʃ(ə)n


  • 2 [mass noun] The process or fact of entering or being allowed to enter a place or organization: the evening before her admission to hospital the country’s admission to the UN
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    • No doubt there are some very good arguments to be had about the need to reform the exam system, and the process of university admission.
    • The nurse explains hospital admission routines and the process of being prepared for surgery.
    • Therefore, the nurse planned the evening work activities to allow time for the admission process.
    admittance, entry, entrance, right of entry, permission to enter, access, means of entry, ingress, entrée, acceptance
  • 2.1The fee charged for entry to a public place: admission is £1 for adults and 50p for children
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    • The exhibition officially opens to the public today and admission is included in the normal entry price.
    • Dancing will commence from 10.30 pm and admission includes free entry into a draw for a picture.
    • This demonstration will be open to the public, and admission is E5 including tea and a raffle.
    entrance fee, admission fee, entry charge, ticket
  • 2.2 (admissions) The number of people entering a place: cinema admissions have been rising recently
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    • That year also saw a record number of admissions: 1.64 billion.
    • Admissions in 2003 fell to 167.3 million - 5% down on 2002's record 176 million total, the Film Council said.
    • The cinema industry has been fighting back since its lowest point in the 1980s when admissions sank to 54 million in 1984 at the height of the home video boom.
  • 2.3 [count noun] A person admitted to hospital for treatment: there was a substantial reduction in hospital admissions
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    • It is based on routinely collected data on hospital admissions and general practitioners' target payments.
    • The most common type of booking, adopted by 23 of the 24 pilot sites, was for day case admissions from hospital outpatient clinics and in some cases from general practice.
    • The differences between in hospital inpatient admissions were non-significant.


late Middle English: from Latin admissio(n-), from the verb admittere (see admit).

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