Definition of admission in English:

admission

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

  • 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.
    Synonyms
    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.
    Synonyms
    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.

Origin

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

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