I’ve eagerly awaited a new low from Sarah Palin. Here it is:
BTW: Somebody show this to Sarah Palin …
1 the process or fact of entering or being allowed to enter a place or institution : people were unable to gain admittance to the hall.
2 Physics a measure of electrical conduction, numerically equal to the reciprocal of theimpedance.
1. a statement acknowledging the truth of something :an admission of guilt | a tacit admission that things hadgone wrong | a man who, by his own admission, fell inlove easily.
2 the process or fact of entering or being allowed to enter a place, organization, or institution : I had some difficulty securing admission to the embassy | the country’s admission to the UN | her condition required frequent hospital admissions | [as adj. ] ( admissions) the university admissions office.• the money charged for allowing someone to enter a public place : admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children.• ( admissions) the number of people entering a place : hospital admissions decreased nearly 65 percent.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin admission-, from the verb admittere (see admit ).
USAGE Admission traditionally referred to the price paid for entry or the right to enter: : admission was $5. Admittance more often referred to physical entry:: we were denied admittance by a large man with a forbidding scowl. In the sense of ‘permission or right to enter,’ these words have become almost interchangeable, although : admittance is more formal and technical.