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Definition of the noun admittance

What does admittance mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: admittances

  1. the right to enter
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of admittance: access / accession / admission / entree
    • more generic word: right = an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
    • more specific word: door = anything providing a means of access
  2. the act of admitting someone to enter

Alternative definition of the noun admittance


  1. The act of admitting.
  2. Permission to enter, the power or right of entrance.
  3. Actual entrance, reception.
  4. [British] [legal] The act of giving possession of a copyhold estate.
  5. [physics] The reciprocal of impedance


  1. Admittance: In electrical engineering, admittance is a measure of how easily a circuit or device will allow a current to flow. It is defined as the inverse of impedance. The SI unit of admittance is the siemens. Oliver Heaviside coined the term admittance in December 1887.
    • also known as 导纳
  2. Admittance: In geophysics, admittance describes the small effects of atmospheric pressure on earth gravity. Studies have also been carried out regarding the gravity of Venus. Admittance in geophysics takes atmospheric pressure as the input and measures small changes in the gravitational field as the output. Geophysics admittance is commonly measured in μGal/mbar. These units convert according to 1 Gal = 0.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Admittance

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Google previewNeuroscience (2007)

A Mathematical Primer by Alwyn Scott

Physically, the characteristic admittance is the reciprocal of the impedance one sees when looking into the open end of a semi-infinite line.3 In the case of a nerve fiber operating in the steady-state (time independent) regime, the series ...

Google previewInstrumentation for Audiology and Hearing Science (2011)

Theory and Practice by Shlomo Silman, Michele B. Emmer

Admittance is the measure of how readily the circuit allows current to flow through it and is given by the ratio of current to...

Google previewSymbolic Analysis and Reduction of VLSI Circuits (2009)

by Zhanhai Qin, Chung-Kuan Cheng

for each YDDD index, whose corresponding admittance is a composite admittance or device admittance. The use of a list is due to the fact that one DDD ...

Google previewDynamics of Physical Systems (2012)

by Robert H., Jr. Cannon

Electrical admittance is a converse of impedance. It is a measure of the degree to which a circuit admits the flow of (alternating) current, and it is always the ratio of a current phasor to a voltage phasor. More generally, any transfer function ...

Google previewAcoustic Systems in Biology (1992)

by Neville H. Fletcher

Because the velocity differs in phase from the exciting force, except at the resonance frequency, the admittance is a complex quantity with both a magnitude and a phase angle. Another way to express this is to split the admittance into the sum ...

Google previewElectrical Engineer's Reference Book (2013)

by G R Jones

the input admittance is a minimum , and (iii) the input admittance is purely conductive. All three criteria are satisfied simultaneously in the simple acceptor circuit, but differ in rejector conditions; ...

Google previewTranslational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience (2012)

Hearing Across the Life Span — Assessment and Disorders by Kelly L. Tremblay, Robert F. Burkard

The acoustic admittance is the ratio of the acoustic volume velocity to the acoustic pressure, and the acoustic impedance is the ratio of the acoustic pressure to the acoustic volume velocity. The acoustic impedance is the inverse of the acoustic ...

Google previewThe Expendable Future (1990)

U.S. Politics and the Protection of Biological Diversity by Richard J. Tobin

Admittance is an indication that the patient is in critical condition, just as listing signifies the same for an endangered species. Designation of a critical habitat and consultation may be helpful, but they address only some concerns, namely those ...

Google previewDictionary of Pure and Applied Physics (2000)

by Dipak Basu

admittance The inverse of impedance. If the voltage in a circuit element is V (the phasor) and the ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents Other Than Court Forms (1908)

ADMITTANCE to Copyhold Land of Tenant for Life under a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

ADMITTANCE, n.f. [from admit.] 1. The act of admitting ; allowance or permission to enter. -—It cannot enter any man's conceit to think it lawful, that every man which listeth should take qpon him a charge in the church ; and therefore a solemn ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering, Second Edition (2005)

by Philip A. Laplante

As an example, for a network described by the nodal admittance matrix, its adjoint network is represented by the transposed admittance matrix of the original network. The adjoint network is a basic tool in the computeraided sensitivity analysis ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering (1999)

by Phillip A. Laplante

As an example, for a network described by the nodal admittance matrix, its adjoint network is represented by the transposed admittance matrix of the original network. The adjoint network is a basic tool in the computer- aided sensitivity ...

Google previewNewnes Dictionary of Electronics (2002)

by S W Amos, Roger Amos

More specifically, admittance is the complex ratio of the current in an alternating- current circuit to the EMF which gives rise to it. It is the reciprocal of impedance and therefore has real and imaginary components as shown by the expression Y ...

Google previewThe MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders (2004)

by Raymond D. Kent, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ergy from the probe signal is admitted into the middle ear system, and acoustic admittance is high. In addition to the loudspeaker and microphone, the ...

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Quotes about Admittance

Humans weaken the efficiency
Of the system by having the loyal
Lifted up letting the worthy down
And by admittance of nepotism. (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of A1D2M3I1T1T1A1N1C3E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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