admittance

noun
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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But the central bank’s apparent admittance of guilt could pose bigger problems than any bond sale. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "The Fed’s New Communication Blunder," 25 Feb. 2019 But in a twist introduced by the Konstanz Theater, patrons who agree to wear a swastika armband will be given free admittance, while those who purchase tickets will be asked to wear a Jewish Star of David. David Rising, BostonGlobe.com, "German theater asks guests to wear swastikas for Hitler play," 20 Apr. 2018 After returning to Little Rock, she was denied admittance to the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association because of her race. Brian Wise, WSJ, "Florence Price in Concert and on Disc: A Harvest of Rediscovery," 5 Dec. 2018 Copies of all the documents that will need to be signed before admittance, including, most important, the contract (sometimes referred to as residency, occupancy, or admission agreements). sandiegouniontribune.com, "If it's time for assisted living, read this before signing the contract," 11 May 2018 Serena Joy’s change of attitude is reflective of her feelings for the baby and general reverence for the idea of motherhood, not from any admittance of June’s humanity or acknowledgement of the injustices June has endured. Rena Gross, Billboard, "'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2, Episode 12 Recap: 15 Reactions to 'Postpartum'," 4 July 2018 The Drafts By gaining admittance to MLS for the 2019 season, FC Cincinnati edged out future expansion teams in Miami and Nashville for the top pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft and an expansion draft all to itself. Patrick Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "Here's how FC Cincinnati plans to build its roster for the 2019 MLS season," 4 July 2018 The show is from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. There is no admittance fee. Rod Stafford Hagwood, Sun-Sentinel.com, "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, BostonGlobe.com, "From Ohio, a family that loves Boston’s Fourth of July as much as any local," 4 July 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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admittance

noun

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

admittance

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

Kids Definition of admittance

: permission to enter

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