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admission

ad·mis·sion

admission

 
 
pronunciation:
d mI shn
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act, process, or result of allowing to enter.
She was in charge of the admission of sick people to the hospital.They were refused admission to the restaurant because they were barefoot.
synonyms:
entrée, entrance, entry
similar words:
access, arrival
definition 2: the price a person must pay to enter.
Admission to this movie is only two dollars.
similar words:
cost, fare, price, ticket
definition 3: the act of telling the truth or confessing.
His admission of guilt did not come until after he found out that someone had seen him take the bike.
synonyms:
confession
similar words:
acknowledgment, profession
Word Parts
The word admission contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.