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noun [C or U] (ACCEPTING)    /ədˈmɪʃ.ən/
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 .Admitting and confessing
(Definition of admission noun (ACCEPTING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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