• WordNet 3.6
    • n concession a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business "he got the beer concession at the ball park"
    • n concession the act of conceding or yielding
    • n concession a point conceded or yielded "they won all the concessions they asked for"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Concession A thing yielded; an acknowledgment or admission; a boon; a grant; esp. a grant by government of a privilege or right to do something; as, a concession to build a canal. "This is therefore a concession , that he doth . . . believe the Scriptures to be sufficiently plain.""When a lover becomes satisfied by small compliances without further pursuits, then expect to find popular assemblies content with small concessions ."
    • Concession The act of conceding or yielding; usually implying a demand, claim, or request, and thus distinguished from giving, which is voluntary or spontaneous. "By mutual concession the business was adjusted."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n concession The act of conceding, granting, or yielding: usually implying a demand, claim, or request from the party to whom the grant is made.
    • n concession Specifically—2. In argumentation, the yielding, granting, or allowing to the opposite party of some point or fact that may bear dispute, with a view to gain some ulterior advantage, or to show that, even when the point conceded is granted, the argument can be maintained.
    • n concession The thing or point yielded; a grant. Specifically applied to grants of land, privileges, or immunities made by government to individuals or companies to enable or encourage them to undertake public enterprises, as to construct railways, canals, etc.
    • n concession [In parts of the United States acquired from Spain and Mexico it is used in a much broader sense, and includes entries of land and warrants of survey or location; any designation of public land by the government as assigned to private ownership or occupation.]
    • n concession In China, Korea, and other countries where extraterritoriality prevails, a tract of land at or near a sea- or river-port, set apart for the use of the citizens and subjects of the treaty-nations when that port, is opened by treaty to foreign residence and trade: as, the French and British concessions at Shanghai; the British concession at Han-kau; the Foreign Concession at Tientsin, etc. Here foreigners may lease land and erect such dwellings and other buildings as are required in their business, and in most instances the right of municipal self-government has been acquired by agreement with the sovereign power.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Concession kon-sesh′un the act of conceding: the thing conceded: a grant
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  • Howard Hughes
    Howard Hughes
    “Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.”
  • Henry Harland
    Henry Harland
    “Do you know that the ready concession of minor points is a part of the grace of life?”
  • George Santayana
    “The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “The yielding of the weak is the concession to fear.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. concessio, fr. concedere,: cf. F. concession,. See Concede
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

A prime necessity was willingness to make mutual concessions, together with good judgment as to where those concessions must stop.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
But it would be wrong to make concessions to this dangerous weakness.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
There is also a French colony, with its numerous concessions.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
But this implied the concession of the franchise.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
But these concessions, wrung only by hard necessity from the Cabinet of Vienna, came now too late.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843" by Various
Concessions from the Side of Absolutism.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
Bedford urged concessions upon him, and his fear lest the negotiations should be broken off made him willing to agree to Choiseul's demands.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Above all her pride was outraged by the concessions which were forced from her.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Suppose his aim is to compel concession by terror.
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce
So far she's made no concessions.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Williams now organized the company known as the Tanganyika Concessions, which became the instigator of Congo copper mining.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
This concession was enough for the merchants to act upon.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
This was the object of his proposed concession.
"Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812" by Alfred Thayer Mahan
Levine was insisting on concessions to the public, on popular articles, on politics.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
In the first place, a man whose bill is paid for him always makes some concession to the man who pays it.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Mr. Webster must have put aside all political ambition when he made this peaceful concession.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
Throughout China are the foreign concessions, small holdings of land which belong to the various European nations.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
Great as the concession seemed, this gleam of success failed to hide from the minister the dangers which gathered round him.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
In Rome the concession was opposed on the ground that it would be setting a bad precedent.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
That much was his concession to the danger of the threat, and it was the only concession he meant to make.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck

In poetry:

"What satisfaction, fruit? What transit, heaven?
Criminal? justified? arrived at what June?"
That nervous conscience amid the concessions
Is haunting, haunted moon.
"Far Rockaway" by Delmore Schwartz
So swift to cavil and deny,
Then parley with concessions shy,
Dear eyes, that make their youth be mine
And through my inmost shadows shine,
Oh, tell me more or tell me less!
"The Petition" by James Russell Lowell
Delightful widows, dressed in black,
Complain with modest sighs they lack
That coveted expression,
That sort of Indian Summer air
Which "relicts" always ought to wear
By general concession;
"All the Rage" by Hattie Howard
I bow to Progression and ask no concession,
Though strewn be her pathway with wrecks of the past;
So off with old lumber, that sweet ark of slumber,
The old wooden cradle, is ruthlessly cast.
"The Old Wooden Cradle" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Egypt's opposition calls more protests after president makes partial concession .
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's liberal opposition has called for more protests on Sunday after the president made concessions overnight that fell short of their demands to rescind a draft constitution going to a referendum on Dec 15.
Gov Rick Perry says his main opponent's concession speech is a victory for conservatives.
Give Your Theater Some Pop with Cretors' Small Concession Poppers.
Cretors' Goldrush small concession popper.
Obama takes Romney's concession call.
"They become obstinate and they keep pushing for what they want and offer no concessions until they start losing on the ground.".
Romney's Concession Speech Gets 'Songified.
The White House hinted at fresh concessions on taxes and cuts to government benefit programs on Wednesday as bargaining with Republicans lurched ahead to avoid the year-end "fiscal cliff" that threatens to send the US economy into a tailspin.
Ambassador Susan Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP.
Minor damage in Marysville concession stand fire.
Of the 14, only one — the Community School of Naples' ball field concessions — rated unsatisfactory.
"I go to games at other schools, I eat their concessions ," said Holly Marth, president of Fort Myers High's athletic booster club.
Do such concessions happen on the local level.
Photo special to the Town Crier The Greenwood Chevrolet Pavilion and Concession Center was dedicated at the recent Austintown Fitch-Uniontown Lake football game at Falcon Stadium.

In science:

We conclude that a player cannot improve his performance by making local concessions – unlike in chess, non-greediness will not be rewarded.
The Complexity of Simple Stochastic Games
Further simplification of using an elastic network model potential instead of a physical, all-atom potential is another concession towards efficient calculation and away from physical reality.
Protein structural variation in computational models and crystallographic data
The artificially enhanced dissipation is a concession to numerical feasibility only, in order to avoid excessive requirements for spatial resolution (cf.
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
We will make one concession of rigor, which is to assume from this point that the Riemann Hypothesis is true.
Macroscopic pair correlation of the Riemann zeroes for smooth test functions
Poehl et a l , “Industrial Experience with Adoption of EDT for Low-Cost Test without Concessions”, Proc .
Logic Design for On-Chip Test Clock Generation - Implementation Details and Impact on Delay Test Quality
We eliminate this risky behaviour by making two concessions.
Price of Anarchy for Greedy Auctions
Even though we already have made concessions, the above techniques are not quite sufficient to obtain all the required coefficients.
On root posets for noncrystallographic root systems