admission – Wiktionary



Borrowed from Latin admissio, admissionis; compare French admission. See admit.


  • (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /ædˈmɪʃ.ən/
  • Rhymes: -ɪʃən


admission (countable and uncountable, plural admissions)

  1. The act or practice of admitting.
    • 2012 December 3, Davies, Caroline, “Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce they are expecting first baby”, in ‘The Guardian’‎[1]:

      The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have ended months of intense speculation by announcing they are expecting their first child, but were forced to share their news earlier than hoped because of the Duchess’s admission to hospital on Monday.

  2. Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach.
  3. The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something asserted; acknowledgment; concession.
  4. (law) Acquiescence or concurrence in a statement made by another, and distinguishable from a confession in that an admission presupposes prior inquiry by another, but a confession may be made without such inquiry.
  5. A fact, point, or statement admitted; as, admission made out of court are received in evidence
  6. (Britain, ecclesiastical law) Declaration of the bishop that he approves of the presentee as a fit person to serve the cure of the church to which he is presented.
  7. The cost or fee associated with attendance or entry.
    There is no way he has seen that show, the admission is more than he makes in a week.


  • admittance, concession, acknowledgment, concurrence, allowance

Derived terms[edit]

  • readmission


  • legacy admission


the act or practice of admitting

  • Azerbaijani: qəbul (az)
  • Bulgarian: приемане (bg) (priemane)
  • Catalan: admissió
  • Danish: antagning c, indtagning c, (into hospital) indlæggelse c
  • Finnish: hyväksyminen (fi), päästäminen (fi)
  • German: Zulassung (de) f, Aufnahme (de) f, Einlass (de) m, Anerkennung (de) f, Eintritt (de) m
  • Hungarian: beengedés (hu), beléptetés, bebocsátás (hu), felvétel (hu)
  • Interlingue: admission
  • Irish: admháil f
  • Italian: ammissione (it) f
  • Japanese: 入場 (ja) (にゅうじょう, nyūjō)
  • Korean: 인정하다 (ko) (injeonghada), 가입하다 (ko) (gaiphada)
  • Latin: admissio, admissum
  • Norwegian:
    Bokmål: (into hospital) innleggelse m
  • Portuguese: admissão (pt) f
  • Romanian: admitere (ro) f
  • Russian: приём (ru) m (prijóm)
  • Spanish: admisión (es)
  • Swahili: ruhusa ya kuingia
  • Swedish: antagning (sv) c, intagning (sv) c, insläpp (sv) n

power or permission to enter

(law) acquiescence or concurrence in a statement made by another

a fact, point, or statement admitted

cost or fee associated with attendance or entry

See also[edit]

  • admission on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Further reading[edit]

  • admission in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • admission in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911



Borrowed from Latin admissio, admissionem.


  • IPA(key): /ad.mi.sjɔ̃/
  • Homophone: admissions


admission f (plural admissions)

  1. admission (act of admitting; state of being admitted)


  • admettre
  • admissible

Further reading[edit]

  • “admission” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).