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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Recent Examples on the Web 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 But that medical milestone was followed by an unexpected hospital admittance a few weeks later, on account of low blood counts. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 9 July 2021 Besides ending the nightly curfew after more than a year, Puerto Rico will now allow admittance to vaccinated visitors without a negative coronavirus test result. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, 26 May 2021 Over the last week, moderators on dozens of subreddits, some of them with millions of subscribers, coordinated a blackout to protest the platform’s admittance of Covid disinformation. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 2 Sep. 2021 It's made more poignant by the second arc of this episode, which is Yumiko talking her way into receiving admittance into The Commonwealth for her group. Nick Romano,, 30 Aug. 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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24 Sep 2021

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“Admittance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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