[ ad-mish-uh n ]
/ ædˈmɪʃ ən /


Nearby words

  1. admirer,
  2. admiring,
  3. admiringly,
  4. admissibility,
  5. admissible,
  6. admissive,
  7. admit,
  8. admittance,
  9. admittedly,
  10. admittee

Origin of admission

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin admissiōn- (stem of admissiō), equivalent to admiss-, variant stem of admittere to admit + -iōn- -ion

SYNONYMS FOR admission
1. See entrance1. 2. access.

Related formsnon·ad·mis·sion, nounpro·ad·mis·sion, adjectivere·ad·mis·sion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for readmission

British Dictionary definitions for readmission


/ (ˌriːədˈmɪʃən) /


the act or an instance of readmitting or being readmitted


/ (ədˈmɪʃən) /


permission to enter or the right, authority, etc, to enter
the price charged for entrance
acceptance for a position, office, etc
a confession, as of a crime, mistake, etc
an acknowledgment of the truth or validity of something
Derived Formsadmissive, adjective

Word Origin for admission

C15: from Latin admissiōn-, from admittere to admit

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Word Origin and History for readmission



early 15c., "acceptance, reception, approval," from Latin admissionem (nominative admissio) "a letting in," noun of action from past participle stem of admittere (see admit). Meaning "an acknowledging" is from 1530s. Sense of "a literal act of letting in" is from 1620s. As short for admission price, by 1792.

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