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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On June 29, admittance to Parkview Pool will be free for residents., "A parade, fireworks and music: Fourth of July activities planned in Sun Messenger communities," 25 June 2019 The lower admittance numbers reflect the Trump administration’s opposition to accepting refugees and other immigrants into the U.S. That approach has already driven down refugee admissions to their lowest level in a decade. Susannah George, The Seattle Times, "US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year," 17 Sep. 2018 Early bird members-only admittance begins at 9 a.m. Community members can join the Friends group at the door. Linda Mcintosh,, "Teen starts club for kids with autism news," 3 Mar. 2018 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,, "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)., "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

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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

formal : 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 How to pronounce admittance (audio) \

Kids Definition of admittance

: permission to enter

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