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noun admission pronunciation in British English /ədˈmɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] permission to join a club or become a student at a college or university
    Many students apply for admission to more than one university.
    gain admission: Not all of those who applied gained admission to the classes.
    1. a.
      permission to enter a place
      admission to: No admission to the park between 11 pm and 6 am.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of accepting someone into a place, organization, or institution
    All patients are evaluated within eight hours of admission.
  3. 3


    [plural] the number of people who enter a place, organization, or institution
    We have already seen an increase in the level of emergency admissions.
  4. 4
    [uncountable] the amount of money you pay to enter a place or event
    You get £5 off admission with this coupon.
    admission to: Admission to the game is free.
  5. 5
    [countable] a statement accepting that something is true, especially something that you have done that you are sorry about
    admission of: an admission of guilt
    admission that: The admission that her drug test had been altered shocked us all.
    by someone’s own admission: His contribution was, by his own admission, very small.


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