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.
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 of omission from the Web
Each loss or omission in the playoff era costs the league dollars and reputation points.
Asked to revisit the omission over the weekend, Malkin responded with typical bluntness.
Then-Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty said Hollinger's omission was a crucial mistake that directly impacted how the officers handled the call.
In a Twitter post, Daily Beast's Scott Bixby was among the first to call attention to the omission.
The bin Laden family friend suggested that the omission is deliberate, part of an effort to position Hamza bin Laden as a unifying figure for Islamist militants.
That omission is certainly is unrelated to the fact that Herald staff and other government officials received a $1,000 to $1,500 per diem on the trip, though.
The omission stands in contrast to disclosures from other senior members of the Trump administration.
Possibly the omission was merely an oversight on the part of Kushner and Trump.
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Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners
Definition of omission for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of omission for Students
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.
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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