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a. The act of admitting or allowing to enter: The admission of new students occurs in the spring.
b. The right to enter or be accepted: The ticket grants admission to the show.
c. The price required or paid for entering; an entrance fee.
d. The people admitted, as to an institution: Hospital admissions rose last month.
a. A disclosure or confession, as of having made a mistake or done something wrong.
b. A voluntary acknowledgment of a fact or truth; a concession: By his own admission the project was underfunded.
c. Law A statement against one's personal interests that can be used as evidence in a law case.

[Middle English, from Latin admissiō, admissiōn-, from admissus, past participle of admittere, to admit; see admit.]

ad·mis′sive (-mĭs′ĭv) adj.
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Adj.1.admissive - characterized by or allowing admission; "an Elizabethan tragedy admissive of comic scenes"
receptive, open - ready or willing to receive favorably; "receptive to the proposals"
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