miss-, mis-, -miss, -mis, mit-, mitt-, -mit, -mitt

(Latin: to send, to let go, to cause to go; to throw, to hurl, to cast)

Don't confuse this miss-, -mis unit with the following units: mis-, "bad, wrong"; miso-, mis-, "hate, hatred"; misc- "mix, mingle".

admissibility
admissible
1. That which can be accepted; allowable: "The judge declared the evidence to be admissible."
2. Worthy of admission.
3. Qualified for admission.
admissibleness
admissibly
admission (ad MISH uhn)
1. Act of allowing someone to enter; applies to acceptance that carries certain rights and privileges: "The admission of aliens into some countries has become a big issue for some governments."

"He sought admission to the convention."

2. Power or right of entering; permission to enter: "Now is the time to apply for admission into this college."
3. The state of being allowed to enter.
4. The right to enter or to access.
5. The price required or paid for entering a place; an entrance fee.
6. A confession, as of having committed a crime.
7. A voluntary acknowledgment of truth.
8. A fact or statement granted or admitted; a concession.

It is often maintained that admittance should be used only to refer to achieving physical access to a place: "She was denied admittance to the courtroom", and that admission should be used for the wider sense of achieving entry to a group or institution: "His admission to the club; Germany's admission to the United Nations." There is no harm in observing this distinction, although it is often ignored.

Admission is much more common, as in the sense a fee paid for the right of entry: "The admission to the movie costs more than I can afford to pay."

admit
1. To allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of: "Admit someone to the profession."
2. To allow someone to enter; to grant entry to: "We cannot admit non-members into our club."
3. To serve as a means of entrance: "This ticket will admit one adult to the show."
4. To give access or entrance to: "The French doors admit into the yard."
5. To afford a possibility: "This problem admits of no solution."
6. To declare to be true or to admit the existence or reality or the truth of: "He admitted his errors."
7. To admit into a group or community: "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member to our club."
8. To have room for; to hold without crowding: "The theater admits 500 people."
admittable (adjective)
admittance (ad MIT'ns)
1. The right to enter; permission to enter: "Admittance is by invitation only."
2. Permission to enter.
3. The right of entry.
4. The measure of how readily an alternating current flows through a circuit; the reciprocal of impedance.

It is often maintained that admittance should be used only to refer to achieving physical access to a place: "She was denied admittance to the courtroom", and that admission should be used for the wider sense of achieving entry to a group or institution: "His admission to the club; Germany's admission to the United Nations."

There is no harm in observing this distinction, although it is often ignored.

Admission is much more common, as in the sense "a fee paid for the right of entry": "The admission to the movie costs more than I can afford to pay."

"It was easy to secure admission to the public library, but she soon found several doors marked: Admittance to staff members only."

admittedly
admitter
commissar
1. A former Soviet department head: in the former Soviet Union, the chief minister in a government department.
2. Communist Party official: in the former Soviet Union, a Communist Party official, often attached to a military unit, responsible for providing political education.
commissariat
commissary
1. One to whom a special duty or charge is committed by a superior power; one commissioned to act as representative; a deputy, delegate.
2. An officer or official who has charge of the supply of food, stores, and transport, for a body of soldiers; the building where such supplies of food are available.
3. A store for provisions or other merchandise; especially, for issuing or selling articles to people engaged in a particular kind of work; specifically, a dining-room or refectory in a film studio or the like.
commission
1. The act of granting certain powers or the authority to carry out a particular task or duty.
2. A group of people officially authorized to perform certain duties or functions: The Federal Trade Commission investigates false advertising.
3. A ruling council within the Mafia that adjudicates family disputes and regulates family activities.
4. The act of committing or perpetrating; such as, the commission of a crime.
5. A fee or percentage allowed to a sales representative or an agent for services rendered.
6. An official document issued by a government, conferring on the recipient the rank of a commissioned officer in the armed forces; the rank and powers so conferred.
commissioner