submission

noun
sub·​mis·​sion | \ səb-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce submission (audio) \

Definition of submission

1a : a legal agreement to submit to the decision of arbitrators
b : an act of submitting something (as for consideration or inspection) also : something submitted (such as a manuscript)
2 : the condition of being submissive, humble, or compliant
3 : an act of submitting to the authority or control of another

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Examples of submission in a Sentence

I'm preparing the results of my study for submission to a medical journal. the electronic submission of tax returns The deadline for submissions is January 31st. We cannot accept submissions longer than 2,000 words. Over 5,000 submissions were received. a religion that preaches submission to God's will The prisoners were beaten into submission.
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Recent Examples on the Web Designate all pediatric devices as breakthrough devices, which would allow the FDA a flexible approach to expedite submission review. Kurt Newman, STAT, "It’s time to fast track innovation in medical devices for children," 12 Feb. 2021 Nasdaq’s submission cites a 2018 study showing that fewer than 5% of female directors of Fortune 500 companies are women of color. Patrick A. Bradford, Fortune, "Pitting Black people against the LGBTQ community is a wrongheaded path to false diversity," 6 Feb. 2021 That was an Achilles’ heel for state officials as Texas ramped up COVID-19 testing last summer, later finding hundreds of thousands of backlogged test results that had not been reported in real time because of submission issues. Cayla Harris, San Antonio Express-News, "Vaccine data troubles raise equity concerns for Black, Latino Texans," 31 Jan. 2021 Administrator reserves the right to refuse any submission for any reason. NOLA.com, "Win a Yardi Gras 2021 Grand Prize Package Courtesy of Gambit and Miller Lite," 31 Dec. 2020 This year marked the 15th session of the Intergovernmental Committee that evaluates each country’s submission. Washington Post, "29 cultural traditions join UNESCO’s living heritage list," 31 Dec. 2020 At the coronavirus testing kiosk near the station’s entrance, about a dozen people waited in line to swab their mouths and pass the sample to a healthcare worker through a secure submission box. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, "Dire COVID warnings go unheeded as many insist on Christmas traditions; officials fear new surge," 22 Dec. 2020 The Ravens used their rushing attack to pound the Dallas Cowboys into submission in their 34-17 win to snap a three-game losing streak. oregonlive, "Lamar Jackson’s heroics leads the Baltimore Ravens past the Cleveland Browns in a thriller: Recap, score, stats and more," 15 Dec. 2020 Researchers identified four subjects who experienced Bell’s palsy, or temporary paralysis of facial muscles, three cases of which were still unresolved by Pfizer’s regulatory submission in November. Sarah Toy, WSJ, "Covid-19 Vaccines Pose Potential Side Effects, Doctors Say," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of submission

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for submission

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

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The first known use of submission was in the 14th century

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22 Feb 2021

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“Submission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submission. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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submission

noun

English Language Learners Definition of submission

: 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

noun
sub·​mis·​sion | \ səb-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce submission (audio) \

Kids Definition of submission

1 : the act of putting forward something (as for consideration or comment)
2 : the condition of being humble or obedient
3 : the act of giving in to power or authority

submission

noun
sub·​mis·​sion | \ səb-ˈmish-ən How to pronounce submission (audio) \

Medical Definition of submission

: the condition of being submissive

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submission

noun
sub·​mis·​sion | \ səb-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce submission (audio) \

Legal Definition of submission

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 : an act of submitting something upon submission of a properly completed memorandum— J. H. Friedenthal et al. also : something submitted
3 : an act of submitting to the authority or control of another

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