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admission

noun uk   /ədˈmɪʃ.ən/ us  

admission noun (ACCEPTING)

[C or U] the act of agreeing that something is true, especially unwillingly: Her silence was taken as an admission of guilt/defeat. [+ that] I felt he would see my giving up now as an admission that I was wrong. By/On his own admission (= as he has said) he has achieved little since he took over the company.

admission noun (ALLOWING IN)

B1 [U or C] the money that you pay to enter a place: How much do they charge for admission? The admission charge/fee is €5. B2 [U] permission to enter a place: Admission to the exhibition will be by invitation only. There's a notice outside the building that says "No admission before twelve noon". admissions [plural] the people allowed into a college, hospital, or other place, or the process of allowing people in: Half of all hospital admissions are emergencies, and these are treated straight away.
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