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
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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