admission vs admittance : Common Errors in English

About admission vs admittance

“Admission” is a much more common word than “admittance” and is a good choice for almost all contexts. You may gain admission or admittance to a college, but you’ll probably be dealing with its admissions office. When “admittance” is used, it’s most likely to refer to physical entry into some place or other, as is indicated by signs saying “No Admittance.”In electronics, admittance is the opposite of impedance.

admission Meaning(s)

  • (n) the act of admitting someone to enter
  • (n) an acknowledgment of the truth of something
  • (n) the fee charged for admission
  • (n) the right to enter

admittance Meaning(s)

  • (n) the right to enter
  • (n) the act of admitting someone to enter

admission in News

  1. CLC admission event:

    College of Lake County hosts the "Connect to Your Future" admission event on Thursday, June 20, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Building C at the Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Daily Herald

  2. $1 admission day for the Little Rock Zoo

    For the fourth year in a row, visitors can get admission to the Little Rock Zoo for only $1, thanks to the Hiland Dairy Dollar Discount Day.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KTHV Little Rock

  3. Free admission days, discounts offered for veterans

    The following is a list of free admission days at a variety of entertainment events for active military, drilling reservists, veterans and their families.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Journal Times

admittance in News

  1. Chicago Cubs Suspend Ian Stewart After Twitter Rant

    COMMENTARY | Regardless of the inappropriate comments Chicago Cubs' third baseman Ian Stewart recently unloaded via Twitter, it is an easy admittance that Stewart has had a tough tenure with the Cubs. And it hasn't been entirely his fault. His lacking performance -- think .164 average in Triple-A -- has been a huge contributor as to why he lost his roster spot on the major-league roster, but ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Free parks day set

    Washington State Parks is offering free admittance to visitors June 8-9 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day (June 8). On “free days,” visitors are not required to display a Discover Pass for daytime visits to Washington state parks.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Sequim Gazette

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