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

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 The latter group currently has a weekly admittance rate roughly nine times the rate for those fully vaccinated, based on a three-week rolling average. Joe Mahr,, 1 Jan. 2022 Bring your vaccine card: Some attractions – including many in New York City, but also theaters, restaurants and other indoor venues across the country – require proof of vaccination for admittance. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 20 Nov. 2021 In 1948, Congress enacted America’s first refugee legislation, authorizing the admittance of 400,000 Europeans displaced during World War II. Andrew Tisch, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 The Mavericks sent an email to season ticket holders saying either proof of full Covid vaccination or a negative test within 48 hours will be required for admittance, according to multiple reports. Nicholas Reimann, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Hollywood’s admittance into China might have appeared to be an opportunity for America to promote Western ideals in an authoritarian country. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 10 Sep. 2021 Players immediately brought it up Friday and Saturday nights after their games, noting the return of student sections and full capacity admittance to stadiums. Matt Goul, cleveland, 23 Aug. 2021 Festa Italiana offered free admittance to everyone arriving before 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, while those entering at other times during the three-day fest paid $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents, with kids under 12 free. Diane Moca,, 3 Aug. 2021 In Oklahoma, Senate Bill 658, signed into law in June, prohibits a public school district's board of education from requiring vaccination against Covid-19 as a condition of admittance to or attendance. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 13 July 2021

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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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15 Jan 2022

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“Admittance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of admittance

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


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

Kids Definition of admittance

: permission to enter

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