ad·mit·tance | \ əd-ˈmi-tᵊn(t)s , 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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The show is from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. There is no admittance fee. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "9 hot South Florida events in July," 25 June 2018 Over the years, the family has bonded with others who arrive early and spend nearly a full day and night in line waiting for admittance to the park. Jeremy C. Fox,, "From Ohio, a family that loves Boston’s Fourth of July as much as any local," 4 July 2018 At the bar, the suspect gave his Michigan driver's license to another man on two occasions to try and help him gain admittance into the bar. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "Drunk driver blames two imaginary gunmen for making him drive into house: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 28 Apr. 2018 Despite her admittance of fault, many, including Selma director Ava DuVernay find her compliance with the heinous crime too egregious to forgive. Jasmine Hardy,, "New Intel Prompts U.S. Government To Reopen Emmett Till Investigation," 12 July 2018 The fight for trans folks will always continue at Spelman, regardless of their new policy allowing for the admittance of trans women. Keo O'neal, Teen Vogue, "What It’s Like to Be a Transgender Man at Spelman College," 20 June 2018 Gotti premiered at Cannes but, per Deadline, only a few critics received admittance to the film. Rebecca Farley,, "All The Mobster Drama Surrounding John Travolta's Zero Percent Rotten Tomatoes Movie," 19 June 2018 Prior was discharged from Barnes-Jewish less than 36 hours after his admittance, no ripped cords necessary. Alex Prewitt,, "Vegas Goalie Coach Dave Prior Is Lucky to Be Alive and Still Chasing His First Stanley Cup," 31 May 2018 Harris also plans to go through the testing process again to gain admittance into Thaddeus Stevens, the two-year technical college with a football team that showed interest in him as a player. Aaron Carter,, "'Autism will never stop me,' Ojay Harris excels at PIAA track and field championships," 26 May 2018

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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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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


ad·mit·tance | \ əd-ˈmi-tᵊns \

Kids Definition of admittance

: permission to enter

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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