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 (s) (noun), admissibilities (pl)
admissible (adjective), more admissible, most admissible
A reference to that which can be accepted or is allowable: The judge declared the testimony against the criminal to be admissible proof of guilt.
admissibleness (s) (noun) (no plural)
The state or quality of being accepted or allowed.
admissibly (adverb), more admissibly, most
Conveying something that is done to please or to give satisfaction.
admission (ad MISH uhn) (s) (noun), admissions (pl)
1. An act of allowing someone or groups to enter a country which involves acceptance that carries certain rights and responsibilities: The admission of refugees into some countries has become a big issue for many governments.
2. The right, permission, or the price required or paid to enter or to access some activity: Because he was 21 Jessy was allowed admission to go see the movie that was reserved for adults only.

Mary said the admission to the musical cost more than she could afford to pay, so she was not allowed admission to attend the performance.

3. A confession, as of having committed a crime: James was completely silent and nodded his head when asked if he had stolen the money which was naturally interpreted as an admission of his guilt.

When the suspect’s admission of the truth about his involvement in what really took place at the bank robbery, the police were able to determine what had really happened there.

4. A voluntary acknowledgment of truth: Mark's spontaneous and unrequested admission to exceeding the speed limit resulted in a warning instead of a ticket.
admit (verb), admits; admitted; admitting
1. To allow participation in, or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of: James was admitted to be a member of the boys' choir!
2. To allow someone to enter; to grant entry to: James was told that he could not be admitted into the club because non-members were not permitted to be there.
3. To serve as a means of entrance: The ticket will admit one adult to see the show.
4. To give access or entrance to: The French doors admit into the garden, but not into the garage!
5. To afford a possibility: So far this problem admits no solution, so it should be discussed further.
6. To declare to be true, or to acknowledge the existence or reality of the truth: Henry admitted he made some serious errors in his report.
7. To allow into a group or community: Karl was told that the members in the organization have to vote on whether or not to admit a new associate into their secret society.
8. To have room for; to hold without crowding: The theater admits just 500 people, but not 600 people!
admittable (adjective), more admittable, most admittable
Capable of being allowed to enter; admissible: The only people who were admittable, or permitted entrance, were the ones with tickets bought prior to the performance.
admittance (ad MIT'ns) (s) (noun), admittances (pl)
1. The right to enter; permission to enter: Admittance to the conference was by invitation only.
2. Permission to enter or the right of entry: Melvin and Dawn felt that they should also have the privilege of being allowed admittance to the business meeting.

It is often maintained that admittance should be used only to refer to achieving physical access to a place as the following example shows: Shirley was denied admittance to the restaurant because all of the tables were taken and so there was no place for her to be seated.

Joe's admittance to the club was denied because he was not a member.

It was easy for Karen to secure admittance to the public library, however she soon found several doors marked: "Admittance for staff members only."

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.
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 (kuh MISH uhn) (s) (noun), commissions (pl)
1. The act of granting certain powers or the authority to carry out a particular task or duty: The congressional committee received a commission from the President to investigate the wrong doings of the security agents.
2. An organized group of individuals, often governmental, appointed to investigate questionable activities; such as, irregularities in the construction business: Mary's uncle was appointed by the city commission to determine if the contractors were building the new housing areas according to the standards established by the city council.
3. A fee or percentage allowed to a sales representative or an agent for services rendered: When Alison bought her condominium, she paid a 2% commission to the real estate agent who facilitated the transaction.
4. An official document issued by a government agency conferring a rank on an enlisted person in the armed forces: Silvia's colonel made an official statement that she had received a commission as a sergeant.