Omission Definition

ō-mĭshən
omissions
noun
omissions
An omitting or being omitted; specif., failure to do as one should.
Webster's New World
The state of having been omitted.
American Heritage
Anything omitted.
Webster's New World
Something left out or left undone.
Webster's New World Law
The act of neglecting to do something required by law; especially one’s duty.
Webster's New World Law
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Other Word Forms of Omission

Noun

Singular:
omission
Plural:
omissions

Origin of Omission

  • Originally from Latin, omittere (“to send"). Post-classical Latin introduced the term omission; from the past participial stem of omittere, omiss- and the suffix -ion. This word was taken into Middle French and subsequently Anglo-Norman which heavily influenced the English language.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin omissiō omissiōn- from Latin omissus past participle of omittere to disregard omit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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