submission

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noun sub·mis·sion \səb-ˈmi-shən\

Definition of submission

  1. 1a :  a legal agreement to submit to the decision of arbitratorsb :  an act of submitting something (as for consideration or inspection); also :  something submitted (such as a manuscript)

  2. 2 :  the condition of being submissive, humble, or compliant

  3. 3 :  an act of submitting to the authority or control of another

Examples of submission in a Sentence

  1. I'm preparing the results of my study for submission to a medical journal.

  2. the electronic submission of tax returns

  3. The deadline for submissions is January 31st.

  4. We cannot accept submissions longer than 2,000 words.

  5. Over 5,000 submissions were received.

  6. a religion that preaches submission to God's will

  7. The prisoners were beaten into submission.

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Origin and Etymology of submission

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin submission-, submissio act of lowering, from submittere


SUBMISSION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of submission for English Language Learners

  • : an act of giving a document, proposal, piece of writing, etc., to someone so that it can be considered or approved : an act of submitting something

  • : something that is submitted

  • : the state of being obedient : the act of accepting the authority or control of someone else


SUBMISSION Defined for Kids

submission

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noun sub·mis·sion \səb-ˈmi-shən\

Definition of submission for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of putting forward something (as for consideration or comment)

  2. 2 :  the condition of being humble or obedient

  3. 3 :  the act of giving in to power or authority


Medical Dictionary

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noun sub·mis·sion \səb-ˈmish-ən\

Medical Definition of submission

  1. :  the condition of being submissive


Law Dictionary

submission

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noun sub·mis·sion \səb-ˈmi-shən\

Legal Definition of submission

  1. 1 :  an agreement to submit a dispute to and abide by the decision of an arbitrator an award falls within the general rule that acts of arbitrators must…be coextensive with the submissionAlbert v. Goor, 218 P.2d 736 (1950)

  2. 2 :  an act of submitting something upon submission of a properly completed memorandum — J. H. Friedenthal et al.; also :  something submitted

  3. 3 :  an act of submitting to the authority or control of another



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