Simple Definition of submission
: an act of giving a document, proposal, piece of writing, etc., to someone so that it can be considered or approved : an act of submitting something
: something that is submitted
: the state of being obedient : the act of accepting the authority or control of someone else
Full Definition of submission
2 : the condition of being submissive, humble, or compliant
3 : an act of submitting to the authority or control of another
Examples of submission
I'm preparing the results of my study for submission to a medical journal.
the electronic submission of tax returns
The deadline for submissions is January 31st.
We cannot accept submissions longer than 2,000 words.
Over 5,000 submissions were received.
a religion that preaches submission to God's will
The prisoners were beaten into submission.
Origin of submission
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin submission-, submissio act of lowering, from submittere
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with submission
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SUBMISSION Defined for Kids
Definition of submission
1 : the act of putting forward something (as for consideration or comment)
2 : the condition of being humble or obedient
3 : the act of giving in to power or authority
Medical Definition of submission
: the condition of being submissive
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