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

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.”
Recent Examples on the Web Thousands travel to Angelus Temple, packing the streetcars and mobbing the doors, standing with aching feet in the hope of gaining admittance. Harper's Magazine, 21 June 2024 Read’s case became a fixture of interest both in Massachusetts and online, as the prosecution and defense have failed to agree on even the most basic admittances of evidence. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 1 July 2024 Coleman remained in custody in Butte County Jail pending his admittance to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Daniel Hunt, Sacramento Bee, 1 June 2024 Before any of that happens, however, Washington State and Oregon State will 1) make every effort to gain admittance to either the Big 12 or ACC or 2) provide a landing spot for Cal and Stanford if the ACC dissolves in the next 12-18 months. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 31 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for admittance 

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Word History


admit entry 1 + -ance

First Known Use

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of admittance was in 1536

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“Admittance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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

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