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"admission" in British English

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admissionnoun

uk   /ədˈmɪʃ.ən/  us   /ədˈmɪʃ.ən/
  • admission noun (ACCEPTING)

[C or U] the ​act of ​agreeing that something is ​true, ​especiallyunwillingly: Her ​silence was taken as an admission ofguilt/​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 ​noticeoutside the ​building that says "No admission before twelve ​noon".
admissions [plural]
the ​peopleallowed into a ​college, ​hospital, or other ​place, or the ​process of ​allowingpeople in: Half of all hospital admissions are ​emergencies, and these are ​treatedstraight away.
(Definition of admission from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"admission" in American English

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admissionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ədˈmɪʃ·ən, æd-/
  • admission noun [C/U] (PERMISSION TO ENTER)

permission to ​study at a ​school or ​college, or ​permission to ​enter a ​theater or other ​building: [U] How many ​students will ​gain admission to Yale? [U] The ​clubrefuses admission to those under 18.
Admission is also the ​pricepaid to ​enter a ​place: [C] Museum admission is $5.
  • admission noun [C/U] (STATEMENT)

a ​statementaccepting the ​truth about something: [C] There was no admission of ​guilt from anyone.
(Definition of admission from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"admission" in Business English

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admissionnoun

uk   us   /ədˈmɪʃən/
[C or U] something that you say or do that ​shows that you know you have done something dishonest or have not ​succeeded in doing something: admission that The chairman's ​statement is the first ​public admission that the ​board may be considering ​breaking up the ​company.admission of guilt/responsibility/failure Many ​members of the ​public view the ​resignation of the authority's ​chiefexecutive as an admission of guilt.by sb's own admission By the CEO's own admission, the company's ​strategy of ​pursuingglobalgrowth has not been a ​success.
[U] officialpermission that is given to a ​person, ​company, or country to ​join a large ​organization: The ​European Union promises admission to any country that ​meets the ​criteria for ​membership.admission to sth Admission to the World Trade Organization should ​improve our ​economicprospects.admission of sb We always welcome the admission of new ​members.apply for/gain admission (to sth) Over 5,000 ​studentsapply for admission to our ​graduatebusinessprogram each ​year.deny/refuse admission (to sth) Despite existing ​shortages, the ​number denied admission to nursing schools is high.admission process/requirement/standard Recent ​changes in the ​system have ​led to tougher admission ​standards.
[U] COMMERCE the ​price that you ​pay to go to a ​publicplace such as a museum or theatre, or to ​attend a ​publicevent such as a concert or sports ​game: Tickets are $15 for ​general admission and $7 for ​students.admission to sth The ​government is ​committed to ​extending the ​principle of free admission to our ​national museums and galleries. admission ​charge/​fee/​price
[U] STOCK MARKET officialpermission that is given to a ​company to ​sell its ​shares on a ​stockmarket: admission to sth Shares were ​heavilytraded before and after the company's admission to the ​index, arousing suspicions of ​insiderdealing.
(Definition of admission from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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