omission


omis·sion

noun \ō-ˈmi-shən, ə-\

: something that has not been included or done : something that has been omitted

: the act of not including or doing something

: the state of being not included in something

Full Definition of OMISSION

1
a :  something neglected or left undone
b :  apathy toward or neglect of duty
2
:  the act of omitting :  the state of being omitted

Examples of OMISSION

  1. There are a few omissions in the list.
  2. <the disk contains a selection of deleted scenes, and a couple of the omissions greatly add to the intelligibility of the movie's plot>

Origin of OMISSION

Middle English omissioun, from Anglo-French omission, from Late Latin omission-, omissio, from Latin omittere
First Known Use: 14th century

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