• WordNet 3.6
    • n admittance the act of admitting someone to enter "the surgery was performed on his second admission to the clinic"
    • n admittance the right to enter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Admittance Admissibility.
    • Admittance Concession; admission; allowance; as, the admittance of an argument.
    • Admittance Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; also, actual entrance; reception. "To gain admittance into the house.""He desires admittance to the king.""To give admittance to a thought of fear."
    • Admittance The act of admitting.
    • Admittance (Eng. Law) The act of giving possession of a copyhold estate.
    • n Admittance (Elec) The reciprocal of impedance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n admittance The act of admitting.
    • n admittance Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; hence, actual entrance: as, he gained admittance into the church.
    • n admittance Concession; admission; allowance: as, the admittance of an argument.
    • n admittance The custom or privilege of being admitted to the society of the great.
    • n admittance In law, the giving possession of a copyhold estate. Synonyms and Admittance, Admission, introduction, initiation, reception, welcome, access. In the separation of admittance and admission, the latter has taken the figurative senses, while not yet wholly abandoning to the former the literal ones. Hence in its figurative use admission has meanings that admittance has not. When admission has the literal meaning, its use is generally broader, having less definiteness with respect to place. No admittance except through the office; admission to the harbor; admission to the peerage; he gave no admission to unkind thoughts; admission of a fault. Perhaps admission implies somewhat more of selection or judgment passed upon the person admitted: as, admission to society.
    • n admittance The reciprocal of the impedance in an alternating-current circuit or the ratio of alternating current divided by the electromotive force consumed by the current. See impedance. The components of admittance are the conductance and the susceptance (which see).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Admittance the act of admitting: anything admitted or conceded: leave to enter
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from L. admittĕre, -missumad, to, mittĕre, to send.


In literature:

I have before spoken of the very great readiness with which any stranger gains admittance to Congress to listen to the debates.
"Lands of the Slave and the Free" by Henry A. Murray
No admittance yet to my charmer!
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
To his indignation, he was refused admittance.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2" by Rupert Hughes
The Hall was crowded, and many could not gain admittance.
"A Visit To The United States In 1841" by Joseph Sturge
Enraged at being thus thwarted, he demanded admittance.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 14, Issue 404, December 12, 1829" by Various
Up to the last moment I had doubted whether they would obtain admittance.
"A Beleaguered City" by Mrs. Oliphant
The Governor gave her an order for her admittance to the prison, but she was not allowed to enter.
"Woman: Man's Equal" by Thomas Webster
She must hide everything by a life of lies, or she will get no admittance anywhere.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
At this moment Count Mosca, pale with anxiety, begged admittance.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Here is Charlotte tapping at my closet-door for admittance.
"Clarissa, Volume 7" by Samuel Richardson

In poetry:

Those holy gates for ever bar
Polution, sin, and shame
None shall obtain admittance there
But followers of the Lamb.
"Hymn 105" by Isaac Watts
It's so ridiculous and vain!
Why did it want to guard this place?
It saw the "No admittance" sign.
Let life be just as fresh as this.
"Fiat" by Boris Pasternak
LELIUS. Further let us not proceed;
For these rocks, these boughs so thickly
Interwoven, that the sun
Cannot even find admittance,
Shall be the sole witnesses
Of our duel.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Tho' God to no man living does allow
The honour, with his Saviour to confer —
Yet ev'ry Christian's pray'r to heav'n may go,
And, at all seasons, gain admittance, there.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
Say, should I pass through Favour's crowded gate,
Must not fair Truth inglorious wait behind?
Whilst I approach the glittering scenes of state,
My best companion no admittance find?
"Elegy VII. He Describes His Vision to An Acquaintance" by William Shenstone
Let us follow his footsteps and learn where he goes;
And now at the door of a house see him stand;
But why wait so long ere admittance he seeks,
In attempting to knock, why trembles that hand?
"The Nocturnal Visit" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow

In news:

Six Organs of Admittance Ascent.
That's when the sizzling band Canned Heat will rev things up for the audience at 327 W Jefferson St. 20 will get you admittance to the show.
Ben Chasny's drone-folk project Six Organs of Admittance gets loud with upcoming album Ascent .
I have to also admitt I have no idea what most of the artist are saying in most of dance hall music but it just feels right.
Chynna Phillips seemed to have it all with a handsome husband, a beautiful Santa Barbara home and three healthy kids, but her surprising admittance to rehab for anxiety raised questions about what went wrong for the gorgeous singer.
The guy who'll tell you where to go once you gain admittance, will likely be Tom Carnegie.
Six Organs of Admittance Actaeon's Fall (Against The Hounds) Luminous Night.
Six Organs of Admittance River of Transfiguration Sun Awakens, The.
This was in regard to a very small percentage of the female sex having been denied admittance at the homecoming boogie due to violation of the school's modest dress code.
But because he could offer no proof of his naturalization , he was refused admittance.
I got a good vibe about the South Carolina debate when I heard a rumor that one of the names on the "No Admittance" security watch list at the Koger Center was Chris Matthews.
You can always reapply --and you can have a much better chance at admittance, if you make the right moves.
Dying to watch anorexic teenagers sashay down a runway but despair of gaining admittance to a real fashion show.
Regal Cinemas theater chain has recently instituted a policy of searching patrons' purses for weapons before allowing admittance to the theater.
Full conference registrations include one CD Proceedings and admittance to the technical sessions, exhibition, receptions, coffee breaks, and access to SPE On Demand.

In science:

We see that apparently they do not admitt as a solution the spacetime manifolds with both curvatures of the tangent bundle and of the spinor bundle vanishing, as was the case studied in14 .
Constraints on spacetime manifold in Euclidean supergravity in terms of Dirac eigenvalues
The conclusion is that, with these two natural assumptions at hand, the manifolds with vanishing tangent curvature and spinor curvature, admitt Dirac eigenvalues as observables in the most general case.
Constraints on spacetime manifold in Euclidean supergravity in terms of Dirac eigenvalues
We also knew that students suffer from anxiety when waiting for a result, even if it is not essential for university admittance.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
However, admittance test is performed by non-registered students, and we discovered that freshmen’ data are entered in the central database with a certain delay, so that the new students cannot register for their first examinations.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
From this expression one can obtain the device admittance.
Photon-assisted transport in semiconductor nanostructures