omission

noun omis·sion \ ō-ˈmi-shən , ə- \

Definition of omission

1 a :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

  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

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Origin and Etymology of omission

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


OMISSION Defined for English Language Learners

omission

noun

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

omission

noun omis·sion \ ō-ˈmi-shən \

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.

Law Dictionary

omission

noun omis·sion \ ō-ˈmi-shən \

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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