Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of admitting or entering.
  • n. Permission to enter.
  • n. Right of entry. See Usage Note at admission.
  • n. Electricity The reciprocal of impedance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of admitting.
  • n. Permission to enter, the power or right of entrance.
  • n. Actual entrance, reception.
  • n. The vulva, especially the labia majora.
  • n. (law) The act of giving possession of a copyhold estate.
  • n. The reciprocal of impedance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of admitting.
  • n. Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; also, actual entrance; reception.
  • n. Concession; admission; allowance.
  • n. Admissibility.
  • n. The act of giving possession of a copyhold estate.
  • n. The reciprocal of impedance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of admitting.
  • n. Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; hence, actual entrance: as, he gained admittance into the church.
  • n. Concession; admission; allowance: as, the admittance of an argument.
  • n. The custom or privilege of being admitted to the society of the great.
  • n. In law, the giving possession of a copyhold estate.
  • n. The reciprocal of the impedance in an alternating-current circuit or the ratio of alternating current divided by the electromotive force consumed by the current. See impedance. The components of admittance are the conductance and the susceptance (which see).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the right to enter
  • n. the act of admitting someone to enter

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Examples

  • The error then being so common in practice, of believing that Christ came to gain for us easier terms of admittance into heaven than we had before (whereas, in fact, instead of making obedience less strict, He has enabled us to obey God more strictly, and instead of gaining _easier_ terms of _admittance_, He has gained us

    Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII (of 8)

  • After many fruitless attempts to gain admittance to the prison, he found a strongly grated window in an unguarded part of the building, which lighted the dungeon of the unfortunate Mahometan; who, loaded with chains, waited in despair the execution of the barbarous sentence.

    Chapter 14

  • Again, the religion aspect to Israeli immigration policy strikes me as a significant departure from the practices of contemporary liberal democracies — but as far as I know a secular Jew can gain admittance to Israel, so the policy is really ethnicity-based.

    Matthew Yglesias » Israel Bans Arab Parties

  • When we first moved out to the ranch several years ago, it was almost like the villagers were having a contest to see who could gain admittance to the property on one pretext or another.

    Effect of Financial crisis on ex-pat retirees

  • Top domestic students are only weakly connected – getting an American-born prof to call someone at another department to recommend you for admittance is a very rare honor.

    Matthew Yglesias » Visas for Grads

  • The more - colorful content finds its way onto blogs like Perez Hilton, the Superficial, Pink is the New Blog, and the Time Warner – owned TMZ. com, which features unedited video of drunk celebs getting into fender-benders or pathetically rationalizing their inability to gain admittance to the club of the moment.

    Fallen Stars

  • Remember admittance is the first step to recovery.

    Think Progress » Putin Jabs Bush: ‘We Certainly Would Not Want…The Same Kind of Democracy As They Have in Iraq’

  • Neither friends nor strangers could gain admittance there unless they came vested with authority from the coroner.

    The Filigree Ball

  • You have as many manœuvres to gain admittance to your house as some of the Indian fighters I used to read about when a boy.

    Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest

  • We had to ring the bell repeatedly before we could gain admittance, to allow her time to change her ordinary dress.

    Roughing It in the Bush

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