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
A: The glaring omission in your story is any description of how this move would benefit your company.
Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman was a tough omission.
Until today, there was still time for his administration to fix that omission.
But the iconic credo Cliff Robinson and Martin Sheen left behind during their respective turns as Uncle Ben, which has been central to Peter Parker's for so many years, feels like a glaring omission.
Recchi’s election ended a curious omission for a player who won the Cup three times — once each with Pittsburgh, Carolina and Boston — and is 12th in NHL scoring with 1,533 points.
However, there are some curious inclusions and omissions in the promotional video that provide clues about where NASA is headed under the new administration.
An omission can have the same effect as a misrepresentation, the officer said, adding that even sophisticated customers can be defrauded by a lie.
Lies of omission to get licenses and access to Medicaid funds count as fraud.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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