Omission meaning

ō-mĭshən
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An omitting or being omitted; specif., failure to do as one should.
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Something omitted or neglected.
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The state of having been omitted.
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The act or an instance of omitting.
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Omission is defined as the act of omitting, or leaving something out; a piece of information or thing that is left out.

An example of omission is information left out of a report.

An example of omission is the price of the new shoes that you didn't reveal.

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The state of having been left out or undone.
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The act of neglecting to do something required by law; especially one’s duty.
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Anything omitted.
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The act of leaving something out or not done. An omission may be deliberate or unintentional.
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Something left out or left undone.
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The act of neglecting to perform an action one has an obligation to do.
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Something deleted or left out.
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Something not done or neglected.
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The act of omitting.
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(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.
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Origin of omission

  • 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

  • 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