Thursday, May 29, 2014

admission/admittance: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Thursday, May 29, 2014

“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.

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