- Omission is defined as the act of leaving something out, or not sharing some piece of information or the thing that is left out.
- An example of omission is when you neglect to mention how much your new outfit cost to your husband.
- An example of omission is the price of the new dress that you didn't reveal.
- an omitting or being omitted; specif., failure to do as one should
- anything omitted
Origin of omissionMiddle English omissioun; from Late Latin omissio
- The act or an instance of omitting.
- The state of having been omitted.
- Something omitted or neglected.
Origin of omissionMiddle English, from Old French, from Late Latin omissiō, omissiōn-, from Latin omissus, past participle of omittere, to disregard; see omit.
- The act of omitting.
- The act of neglecting to perform an action one has an obligation to do.
- Something deleted or left out.
- Something not done or neglected.
- (grammar) The shortening of a word or phrase, using an apostrophe (') to replace the missing letters, often used to approximate the sound of speech or a specific dialect.
Following are common examples of omission using an apostrophe:
- six oâ€™clock (shortening of â€œsix of the clockâ€)
- The high school class of â€™69 (shortening of â€œ1969â€)
- Oâ€™er there (shortening of â€œover thereâ€)
- From Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:
- Sâ€™pose people left money laying around where he wasâ€”what did he do? He collared it. Sâ€™pose he contracted to do a thing; and you paid him, and didnâ€™t set down there and see that he done itâ€”what did he do? He always done the other thing. Sâ€™pose he opened his mouthâ€”what then? If he didn't shut it up powerful quick, he'd lose a lie, every time. Thatâ€™s the kind of a bug Henry was; and if weâ€™d â€™aâ€™ had him along â€™stead of our kings, heâ€™d â€™aâ€™ fooled that town a heap worse than ourn done.
omission - Legal Definition
- Something left out or left undone.
- The act of neglecting to do something required by law; especially one’s duty.
- The state of having been left out or undone.
- The act of leaving something out or not done. An omission may be deliberate or unintentional.