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 University administrators say that black students from other countries contribute to increased diversity on campus, even if their admittance does not mitigate the injustices of American slavery. Farah Stockman, New York Times, "‘We’re Self-Interested’: The Growing Identity Debate in Black America," 8 Nov. 2019 In 2018, Trump set the cap at 45,000 entries, which according to Pew Research Center analysis, was a new low for refugee admittance into the country. Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, "An Iraqi who worked for the U.S. military found safety in Colorado. In the future, others like him may not because of Trump refugee cap.," 12 Oct. 2019 Other parents have admitted to, or stand accused of, cutting checks to get their kids falsely certified as athletic recruits at fancy schools, paving the way for their admittance., "Lawyers for Hollywood star Felicity Huffman and 10 other defendants who have pleaded guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal are headed to federal court in Boston on Tuesday afternoon for a key hearing on sentencing.," 11 Sep. 2019 Donations are accepted to help cover the cost of candy and science experiment materials, but are not required for admittance., "At ‘Haunted Hallways,’ Maine East students dazzle the very young – even when experiments explode," 27 Oct. 2019 For even more special admittance, CID Entertainment is offering two deluxe concert packages for fans, both of which include access to soundcheck, limited edition merchandise and either a personal or group photo with Kelly along with the ticket. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Tori Kelly Announces Inspired By True Events Tour: See the Dates," 21 Oct. 2019 Unlike startups in San Diego’s EvoNexus incubator, these Silicon Valley companies will receive seed funding from Franklin Templeton upon their admittance. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego’s biggest startup incubator EvoNexus expands to Silicon Valley," 23 Aug. 2019 Chandler Jones: In early 2016, the pass rusher reportedly had a bad reaction to synthetic marijuana, leading to his admittance to Norwood Hospital. Globe Staff,, "Notable Patriots’ run-ins with the law over the years," 22 Aug. 2019 The program guides communities in providing free college tuition — at certain schools and after use of other grants — as well as supports that help students graduate from high school, gain admittance to college and succeed there. Patrick O'donnell,, "Hundreds of mentors poised to help Cleveland’s first Say Yes to Education scholarship students," 11 Aug. 2019

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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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1 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Admittance.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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


ad·​mit·​tance | \ əd-ˈmi-tᵊns How to pronounce admittance (audio) \

Kids Definition of admittance

: permission to enter

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