omission

noun
omis·​sion | \ ō-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce omission (audio) , ə-\

Definition of omission

1a : something neglected or left undone There are a few omissions in the list.
b : apathy toward or neglect of duty The police officer was reprimanded for the omission of his duty to inform the suspect of his rights.
2 : the act of omitting : the state of being omitted Her omission from the team was surprising.

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Synonyms for omission

Synonyms

deletion, elision

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Examples of omission in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples on the Web

Providence and Butler are the Big East’s lone omissions, FanRag reported. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland basketball reportedly won't play in 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games," 15 May 2018 There is a glaring omission in this blithe assertion. WSJ, "Many Schools Took Johnny But Not the Brightest Jane," 27 Mar. 2019 The omission incensed PewDiePie’s followers, as well as the followers of other YouTube creators who were left out. Aja Romano, Vox, "PewDiePie resides at the center of what seems to be a growing divide between YouTube subcultures," 14 Dec. 2018 Please feel free to complain about the order or any omissions. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "TCU Power Index: LT's sterling career, reputation keeps shine glowing on Frogs," 22 June 2018 Those are quickly becoming table stakes for flagship smartphones, and their omission from OnePlus’ offering is only going to grow more egregious with time. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "OnePlus 6T review: revised formula, same results," 29 Oct. 2018 But yes, the LTE omission is no mistake: the 2018 version of the Swift 7, known as the SF714-51T, will likely be around for some time and both models will coexist, a company spokeswoman said. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Acer's new Swift 7 ultra-thin PC is even smaller, but adds Thunderbolt, Amber Lake and a clickpad," 6 Jan. 2019 LRC General Counsel Greg Woosley said the omission was because the process used to locate such records goes through the agency's business office. Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky senator was on trip at center of FBI's probe of Ohio speaker," 5 June 2018 At first glance, the list of available games on the PlayStation Classic has some notable omissions. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "PlayStation Classic review: a journey through the exciting, awkward days of early 3D games," 27 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of omission

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for omission

Middle English omissioun, from Anglo-French omission, from Late Latin omission-, omissio, from Latin omittere

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Dictionary Entries near omission

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The first known use of omission was in the 14th century

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omission

noun

English Language Learners 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

omission

noun
omis·​sion | \ ō-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce omission (audio) \

Kids Definition of omission

1 : something left out There are some omissions in the list.
2 : the act of leaving out : the state of being left out I'm sorry for the omission of your name on the list.

omission

noun
omis·​sion | \ ō-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce omission (audio) \

Legal Definition of omission

1 : something neglected, left out, or left undone
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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