Definition of omission in English:

omission

Syllabification: o·mis·sion
Pronunciation: /ōˈmiSHən
 
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noun

1Someone or something that has been left out or excluded: there are glaring omissions in the report
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  • This was the glaring omission from not one but two local government bills announced on Wednesday.
  • This has been a glaring omission from other farm management texts, but one that has become more important with growth in the global economy.
  • A glaring omission from the speech was the 2003 budget, which is traditionally tabled along with the president's address.
1.1The action of excluding or leaving out someone or something: the omission of recent publications from his bibliography
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  • The error of omission that excluded council from the lawsuit decision occurred under last year's leadership.
  • It's as clear an example in recent memory of committing bias by omission.
  • Still except for sundry exceptions of inadequate transference and omission, he renders them competently.
1.2A failure to do something, especially something that one has a moral or legal obligation to do: to pay compensation for a wrongful act or omission
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  • As a general rule, however, there is no liability in tortious negligence for an omission, unless the defendant is under some pre-existing duty.
  • The words ‘any wrongful act or omission’ are in my view wide enough to encompass all wrongful acts or omissions.
  • Could you give me some examples of sections which are express provisions related to negligent acts or omissions?
Synonyms
negligence, neglect, neglectfulness, dereliction, forgetfulness, oversight, default, lapse, failure

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin omissio(n-), from the verb omittere (see omit).

Derivatives

omissive

Pronunciation: /ōˈmisiv/
adjective
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  • To eliminate that from the experience seems omissive to me.
  • The omissive apostrophe signals a missing letter in contracted forms of words or phrases associated with spoken language and informal writing,
  • We partition both the asymmetric and symmetric fault modes into disjoint omissive and transmissive submodes.

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