• WordNet 3.6
    • n admission the act of admitting someone to enter "the surgery was performed on his second admission to the clinic"
    • n admission the right to enter
    • n admission an acknowledgment of the truth of something
    • n admission the fee charged for admission
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.
    • Admission A fact, point, or statement admitted; as, admission made out of court are received in evidence.
    • Admission (Law) Acquiescence or concurrence in a statement made by another, and distinguishable from a confession in that an admission presupposes prior inquiry by another, but a confession may be made without such inquiry.
    • Admission (Eng. Eccl. Law) Declaration of the bishop that he approves of the presentee as a fit person to serve the cure of the church to which he is presented.
    • Admission Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach. "What numbers groan for sad admission there!"
    • Admission The act or practice of admitting.
    • Admission The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something asserted; acknowledgment; concession. "The too easy admission of doctrines."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n admission The act of admitting or allowing to enter; the state of being admitted; entrance afforded by permission, by provision or existence of means, or by the removal of obstacles: as, the admission of aliens into a country; the admission of light into a room by a window or by opening the window.
    • n admission Admittance; power or permission to enter; entrance; access; power to approach: as, to grant a person admission.
    • n admission The price paid for entrance; admission fee: as, the admission was one dollar.
    • n admission Eccles.: In the Church of England, an act of a bishop accepting a candidate presented to a benefice.
    • n admission In the Presbyterian churches, especially in Scotland, a similar official act of a presbytery admitting a minister to his church.
    • n admission The act of expressing assent to an argument or proposition, especially one urged by an opponent or adversary; hence, a point or statement admitted; concession; allowance: as, this admission lost him the argument.
    • n admission Acknowledgment; confession of a charge, an error, or a crime: as, he made full admission of his guilt.
    • n admission In law: A voluntary acknowledgment that something is true. Admissions in an action may be made by a party to it, or by his attorney, in writing or in open court. Other admissions, whether by word or act, may be proved against a party if they were made by him or by one authorized by or sufficiently identified with him.
    • n admission The act of receiving evidence offered upon a judicial investigation, as competent for consideration in reaching a decision. Synonyms Admittance, Admission. See admittance.
    • n admission Specifically, in engineering: Entrance of motor fluid (as steam, air, or water) into a cylinder for the purpose of driving a piston.
    • n admission The portion of a full traverse of a piston during which the motor fluid is allowed to enter the cylinder.
    • n admission The point in the traverse at which such entrance of motor fluid begins.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Admission the act of admitting: anything admitted or conceded: leave to enter
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  • Henry Kissinger
    “Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.”
  • The Koran
    The Koran
    “Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of His palace, and alms-giving procures us admission.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
    “No rock so hard but that a little wave may beat admission in a thousand years.”
  • Fulton John Sheen
    Fulton John Sheen
    “Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. admissio,: cf. F. admission,. See Admit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from L. admittĕre, -missumad, to, mittĕre, to send.


In literature:

And no argument will wring that admission from him.
"For the Faith" by Evelyn Everett-Green
No American ever requested admission.
"Our Foreigners" by Samuel P. Orth
Until that sudden demand for admission at his door came, he scarcely knew to what a nervous state he had worked himself up.
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
The admission of this single truth of value is enough to raise all the time-honoured problems of ethics and theodicy.
"Recent Developments in European Thought" by Various
No, those admissions and denials of his had been addressed, without doubt, to a far more important person than myself.
"The Jervaise Comedy" by J. D. Beresford
The French demanded the retraction of those honors, and a public admission of suicide.
"The Awakening of China" by W.A.P. Martin
And there is evidence that in Shakespeare's time one shilling was the price of admission to the best rooms or boxes.
"A Book of the Play" by Dutton Cook
The idea of conciliation is admissible.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Competitors of every order were refused admission.
"Women Wage-Earners" by Helen Campbell
The admission of Texas into the Union had precipitated the full force of the slavery question.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper

In poetry:

And when her blood-stain'd spear
At last admission gains
Into the city--not one there,
She finds, alive remains.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
A drain gurgled drearily. Cold rain
Was falling. The hospital-clerk
Took out a fresh form of admission
And filled it in, mark upon mark.
"In Hospital" by Boris Pasternak
What thanks shou'd we, then, to the Godhead pay,
Who to our Prayers a free admission grants,
Whene'er we please, without the least delay,
And satisfies with bounty all our wants?
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
There's lines from John Milton the chamber all gilt on,
And pictures beneath them that's shaped like a bow;
I was greatly astounded to think that that Roundhead
Should find an admission to famed Pimlico.
"The Pimlico Pavilion" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The town is admirably situated from the cold winter winds,
And the visitors, during their stay there, great comfort finds,
Because there is boating and fishing, and admission free,
Therefore they can enjoy themselves right merrily.
"Beautiful Crief" by William Topaz McGonagall
While the fire-light dimly flickers, and the lengthened shades are meeting,
To itself the heart shall answer, "He shall come to me no more:
I shall never hear his footsteps nor the child's sweet voice entreating
For admission at my door."
"Poems - Written On The Deaths Of Three Lovely Children" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Futurity admission is free tonight.
Admission will be free tonight at the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association National Futurity , due to start at 5:30 pm at the Calsonic Arena on the Celebration grounds in Shelbyville.
TWHBEA not to charge admission at National Futurity .
Admission will be free Wednesday, Aug 24, at the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association National Futurity , due to start at 5:30 pm at the Calsonic Arena on the Celebration grounds in Shelbyville.
The Madison Scots Musicians: William Jackson, Glasgow, Scotland Grainne Hambly, County Mayo, Ireland Admission: Free.
The importance of a close review of financial information from proposed purchasers of co-op apartments $("The Co-op Admissions Gantlet ," Feb 9$) is vastly overrated.
Admission is $10 per adult and $5 for children 12 and under.
The Morse Museum of American Art has resumed its free admission and extended hours on Friday nights.
Moms will get in free, with a paid admission, Sunday at Gauche Aquatic Park in Yuba City to celebrate Mother's Day, part of the park's weekend opening for the season.
Admission is $7 for adults.
North Carolina's community colleges should drop a lenient admissions policy for illegal immigrants and return to more restrictive rules that follow federal law more closely, the state Attorney General's Office said.
Durand Glass Manufacturing Co. Made no admission of violations under the agreement announced Monday.
Early in the admission is a clear high-risk period, but risk declines more slowly for some patients.
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Offers Free Admission in Honor of Veteran's Day.
The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center celebrated America's veterans all weekend with free admission.

In science:

In other words, if σ and ∂σ are strongly admissible chains then σ is admissible.
Vanishing homology
Given z ∈ R, the Lipschitz cell E is z -admissible if (1) E ′ is z -admissible (2) If E is a band defined by two functions ξ1 and ξ2 , then either (ξ2 − ξ1 )(x) ≤ z for any x ∈ E ′ , or (ξ2 − ξ1 )(x) ≥ z for any x ∈ E ′ .
Vanishing homology
It is said z -admissible if every cell is z -admissible.
Vanishing homology
Admissible rectilinearizations will be very helpful to construct strongly admissible chains (see section 1.5).
Vanishing homology
Moreover, as the property of admissibility may be expressed by a formula with parameters in R and with u, we know that the obtained chain is Nu-admissible if a is chosen large enough.
Vanishing homology