admission

If you pay admission, you're paying a fee in order to attend something, like an event or a movie. After you pay admission to the movie theater, you head straight to the popcorn stand.

The noun admission stems from the Latin word admissionem, meaning "a letting in." It often refers to a fee charged for entry, but it can also describe the process of being granted entry. The university's admission of the new student was welcome news — now he has access to the school's research facilities. An admission can also be a confession that something is true, such as your brother's surly admission that he was the one who popped your bike tire.

Primary Meanings of admission

1.
n
the act of admitting someone to enter
2.
n
an acknowledgment of the truth of something
Full Definitions of admission
1

n the act of admitting someone to enter

“the surgery was performed on his second admission to the clinic”
Synonyms:
admittance
Types:
readmission
the act of admitting someone again
matric, matriculation
admission to a group (especially a college or university)
Type of:
entering, entrance, entry, incoming, ingress
the act of entering

n the right to enter

Synonyms:
access, accession, admittance, entree
Types:
door
anything providing a means of access (or escape)
open door
freedom of access
Type of:
right
an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

n the fee charged for admission

Synonyms:
admission charge, admission fee, admission price, entrance fee, entrance money, price of admission
Type of:
fee
a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
2

n an acknowledgment of the truth of something

Types:
confession
an admission of misdeeds or faults
self-accusation, self-condemnation
an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
Type of:
acknowledgement, acknowledgment
a statement acknowledging something or someone

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