Definition of omission
- There are a few omissions in the list.
- The police officer was reprimanded for the omission of his duty to inform the suspect of his rights.
- Her omission from the team was surprising.
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
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
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