ad·​mit·​tance əd-ˈmi-tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce admittance (audio)
: the act or process of admitting
: permission to enter
: the reciprocal of the impedance of a circuit

Example Sentences

He tried to enter the restaurant but was refused admittance. They opposed the admittance of women into the club. The sign said “No Admittance.”
Recent Examples on the Web How one gains admittance into the Royal Enclosure is part of the mystique of Royal Ascot. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, 14 June 2022 Despite his later admittance and the scale of his actions, nailing down a route to prosecution is difficult. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 18 Apr. 2022 Proof of vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test required for admittance. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2022 But admittance to Theater of Fashion shows, which were open to the public, was just a few rubles. Penelope Green, New York Times, 13 May 2023 Something else that is unknown but was discussed in oral arguments that might come from this case is the exclusion of legacy consideration, which currently gives potential students who are children of prominent alumni an admittance advantage. Ira Porter, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Apr. 2023 Price’s presentation estimates the county has spent more than $13.6 million on inmates waiting for state hospital admittance. Dallas News, 10 July 2022 That’s higher than the peak of the fall 2020 surge, when no one was vaccinated, and the weekly admittance rate topped out at 35 per 100,000 residents. Dan Petrella,, 1 Dec. 2021 At the very least, the admittance endorses anyone at the table struggling with their own sense of fineness. Joseph Lezza, Longreads, 30 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


admit entry 1 + -ance

First Known Use

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of admittance was in 1536

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Cite this Entry

“Admittance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


ad·​mit·​tance əd-ˈmit-ən(t)s How to pronounce admittance (audio)
: permission to enter : entrance

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