ad·​mit·​tance | \ əd-ˈmi-tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce admittance (audio) , ad- \

Definition of admittance

1a : the act or process of admitting
b : permission to enter
2 : the reciprocal of the impedance of a circuit

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Examples of admittance in a Sentence

He tried to enter the restaurant but was refused admittance. They opposed the admittance of women into the club. The sign said “No Admittance.”
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Recent Examples on the Web Experts say the lack of hospital space and shortage of staff will lead to more deaths, not just for COVID-19 patients but also for people with other ailments who should have been hospitalized but were not able to gain admittance. Los Angeles Times, "California quelled virus surge with March stay-at-home order. Why isn’t this one working?," 21 Dec. 2020 Moore points out that the school denied admittance to two African American students in 1945 and 1953. Liz Bowie,, "A persistent rumor about race forced Loyola Blakefield to dig into its history," 7 Dec. 2020 President Trump’s efforts to limit the admittance of disaster refugees and immigrants. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "McConnell slams New York Times story on Amy Coney Barrett’s adopted children," 19 Oct. 2020 All member schools of the Florida High School Athletic Association are required to charge for admittance into postseason contests as playoff ticket revenue is shared. J.c. Carnahan,, "FHSAA football playoff ticket, streaming options; Edgewater vs. St. Cloud canceled due to COVID," 17 Nov. 2020 Tuesday’s hospitalization number, however, is preliminary and will be revised in coming days with new admittance and discharge data. Laura Hancock, cleveland, "With 4,229 new coronavirus cases, Ohio topples another record: Tuesday update," 3 Nov. 2020 Would they be discriminated against if Black and Latino applicants were given preference in admittance to the University of California? George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, "Racial inequity in California is real. But is Prop. 16 the answer?," 28 Oct. 2020 Each ticket gets admittance into the main maze, kids maze and yard games. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball Corn Maze offers 'sense of community' amid COVID-19 pandemic," 6 Oct. 2020 While social distancing is enforced on the premises, no timed-entry passes are required for admittance. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, "Where Nature and Artifice Collide," 4 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of admittance

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for admittance

admit entry 1 + -ance

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The first known use of admittance was in 1536

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28 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Admittance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of admittance

formal : permission to enter a place or to become a member of a club, group, etc. : permission to be admitted


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Kids Definition of admittance

: permission to enter

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