- 1A statement acknowledging the truth of something: an admission of guilt a tacit admission that things had gone wrongMore example sentences
- By his own admission that's one of his best qualities: to bring out the best in players who are maybe not as good as some in other teams.
- By their own admission that is way beyond their technological grasp, and may remain forever out of reach.
- I take their complete silence on this issue as an admission that their earlier claims are unsustainable.
- 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 UNMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2.1The fee charged for entry to a public place: admission is £1 for adults and 50p for childrenMore example sentences
entrance fee, admission fee, entry charge, ticket
- 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.
- 2.2 (admissions) The number of people entering a place: cinema admissions have been rising recentlyMore example sentences
- 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 admissionsMore example sentences
- 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).