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omission

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noun omis·sion \ō-ˈmi-shən, ə-\

Simple Definition of omission

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of omission

  1. 1 a :  something neglected or left undone b :  apathy toward or neglect of duty

  2. 2 :  the act of omitting :  the state of being omitted

Examples of omission in a sentence

  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


OMISSION Defined for Kids

omission

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noun omis·sion \ō-ˈmi-shən\

Definition of omission for Students

  1. 1 :  something left out <There are some omissions in the list.>

  2. 2 :  the act of leaving out :  the state of being left out <I'm sorry for the omission of your name on the list.>




Law Dictionary

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noun omis·sion \ō-ˈmi-shən\

Legal Definition of omission

  1. 1 :  something neglected, left out, or left undone

  2. 2 :  the act, fact, or state of leaving something out or failing to do something especially that is required by duty, procedure, or law <liable for a criminal act or omission>





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