Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of admitting or entering.
  • noun Permission to enter.
  • noun Electricity The reciprocal of impedance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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).
  • noun The act of admitting.
  • noun Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; hence, actual entrance: as, he gained admittance into the church.
  • noun Concession; admission; allowance: as, the admittance of an argument.
  • noun The custom or privilege of being admitted to the society of the great.
  • noun In law, the giving possession of a copyhold estate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Elec.) The reciprocal of impedance.
  • noun The act of admitting.
  • noun Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; also, actual entrance; reception.
  • noun obsolete Concession; admission; allowance.
  • noun obsolete Admissibility.
  • noun (Eng. Law) The act of giving possession of a copyhold estate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the right to enter
  • noun 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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