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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Admittance  \Ad*mit"tance\,  n.  (Elec.) 
  The  reciprocal  of  impedance. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Admittance  \Ad*mit"tance\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  admitting. 
 
  2.  Permission  to  enter  the  power  or  right  of  entrance;  also 
  actual  entrance;  reception. 
 
  To  gain  admittance  into  the  house.  --South. 
 
  He  desires  admittance  to  the  king.  --Dryden. 
 
  To  give  admittance  to  a  thought  of  fear.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Concession;  admission;  allowance;  as  the  admittance  of  an 
  argument.  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
 
  4.  Admissibility.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  5.  (Eng.  Law)  The  act  of  giving  possession  of  a  copyhold 
  estate.  --Bouvier. 
 
  Syn:  Admission;  access  entrance;  initiation. 
 
  Usage:  {Admittance},  {Admission}.  These  words  are  to  some 
  extent,  in  a  state  of  transition  and  change. 
  Admittance  is  now  chiefly  confined  to  its  primary 
  sense  of  access  into  some  locality  or  building.  Thus 
  we  see  on  the  doors  of  factories,  shops,  etc  ``No 
  admittance.''  Its  secondary  or  moral  sense  as 
  ``admittance  to  the  church,''  is  almost  entirely  laid 
  aside.  Admission  has  taken  to  itself  the  secondary  or 
  figurative  senses  as  admission  to  the  rights  of 
  citizenship;  admission  to  the  church;  the  admissions 
  made  by  one  of  the  parties  in  a  dispute.  And  even  when 
  used  in  its  primary  sense  it  is  not  identical  with 
  admittance.  Thus  we  speak  of  admission  into  a 
  country,  territory,  and  other  larger  localities,  etc., 
  where  admittance  could  not  be  used  So  when  we  speak 
  of  admission  to  a  concert  or  other  public  assembly, 
  the  meaning  is  not  perhaps  exactly  that  of  admittance, 
  viz.,  access  within  the  walls  of  the  building,  but 
  rather  a  reception  into  the  audience,  or  access  to  the 
  performances.  But  the  lines  of  distinction  on  this 
  subject  are  one  definitely  drawn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  admittance 
  n  1:  the  right  to  enter  [syn:  {entree},  {access}] 
  2:  the  act  of  admitting  someone  to  enter  "the  surgery  was 
  performed  on  his  second  admission  to  the  clinic"  [syn:  {admission}] 




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