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admission

ad·mis·sion

admission

 
pronunciation:
d mI shn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act, process, or result of allowing entry.
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
antonyms:
expulsion
similar words:
access, arrival, ingress
definition 2: the price for entry.
Admission to this movie is only two dollars.
similar words:
cost, fare, price, ticket
definition 3: the act of confessing.
We read about the mayor's admission of guilt in the newspaper this morning.
synonyms:
confession
similar words:
acknowledgment, avowal, profession
definition 4: acknowledgment or acceptance of a point at issue.
His admission of the other candidate's point during the debate surprised us.
synonyms:
concession
antonyms:
denial
similar words:
acknowledgment, surrender
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.