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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. 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.

  4. 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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