omission

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noun omis·sion \ō-ˈmi-shən, ə-\

Definition of omission

  1. 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. 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>

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

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noun omis·sion \ō-ˈmi-shən, ə-\

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

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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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