noun ad·mis·sion \əd-ˈmi-shən, ad-\

Definition of admission

  1. 1a :  the act or process of admittingb :  the state or privilege of being admittedc :  a fee paid at or for admission

  2. 2a :  the granting of an argument or position not fully provedb :  acknowledgment that a fact or statement is true


play \-ˈmi-siv\ adjective

Examples of admission in a sentence

  1. the admission of evidence in a court of law

  2. His statement was interpreted as an admission of failure.

  3. They opposed the admission of women into the club.

  4. Her injuries were serious enough to require hospital admission.

  5. a large number of hospital admissions

  6. The school's standards of admission are high.

  7. He submitted an application for admission to the school.

15th Century

First Known Use of admission

15th century

ADMISSION Defined for English Language Learners


noun ad·mis·sion \əd-ˈmi-shən, ad-\

Definition of admission for English Language Learners

  • : the act of admitting or allowing something

  • : a statement or action by which someone admits a weakness, fault, etc.

  • : the right or permission to enter a place

ADMISSION Defined for Kids


noun ad·mis·sion \əd-ˈmi-shən\

Definition of admission for Students

  1. 1 :  acknowledgment by someone of something about him or her that has not been proved an admission of guilt

  2. 2 :  the right or permission to enter admission to college

  3. 3 :  the price of entrance Museum admission is ten dollars.

Medical Dictionary


noun ad·mis·sion \əd-ˈmi-shən, ad-\

Medical Definition of admission

  1. :  the act or process of accepting someone into a hospital, clinic, or other treatment facility as an inpatient The patient was unconscious upon admission to the hospital.; also :  someone who is so admitted Many new admissions are discharged after a day's examination.—Hanna L. Schussheim, The Washington Post, 20 Apr. 1988

Law Dictionary


noun ad·mis·sion

Legal Definition of admission

  1. 1 :  the act or process of admitting admission into evidence

  2. 2a :  a party's acknowledgment that a fact or statement is true Editor's note: In civil cases admissions are often agreed to and offered in writing to the court before trial as a method of reducing the number of issues to be proven at trial. b :  a party's prior out-of-court statement or action that is inconsistent with his or her position at trial and that tends to establish guilt — compare confession, declaration against interest at declaration

Additional Notes on admission

Under the Federal Rules of Evidence an admission is not hearsay. Silence can sometimes be construed as an admission where a person would reasonably be expected to speak up.

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