[ kuh n-sesh-uh n ]
/ kənˈsɛʃ ən /
the act of conceding or yielding, as a right, a privilege, or a point or fact in an argument: He made no concession to caution.
the thing or point yielded: Management offered a shorter workweek as a concession.
something conceded by a government or a controlling authority, as a grant of land, a privilege, or a franchise.
a space or privilege within certain premises for a subsidiary business or service: the refreshment concession at a movie theater.
Canadian. any of the usually sixteen divisions of a township, each division being 10 sq. mi. (26 sq. km) in area and containing thirty-two 200-acre lots.
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Origin of concession
OTHER WORDS FROM concession
con·ces·sion·al, adjectivenon·con·ces·sion, nounpre·con·ces·sion, nounpro·con·ces·sion, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-concession
/ (kənˈsɛʃən) /
the act of yielding or conceding, as to a demand or argument
British a reduction in the usual price of a ticket granted to a special group of customersa student concession
any grant of rights, land, or property by a government, local authority, corporation, or individual
the right, esp an exclusive right, to market a particular product in a given area
US and Canadian
- the right to maintain a subsidiary business on a lessor's premises
- the premises so granted or the business so maintained
- a free rental period for such premises
Canadian (chiefly in Ontario and Quebec)
- a land subdivision in a township survey
- another name for concession road
Derived forms of concessionconcessible, adjective
Word Origin for concession
C16: from Latin concēssiō an allowing, from concēdere to concede
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