Definition of omission in English:


Line breaks: omis|sion
Pronunciation: /ə(ʊ)ˈmɪʃ(ə)n


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.
deletion, cut, exclusion, gap, blank, lacuna, hiatus;
1.1 [mass noun] The 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 fulfil a moral or legal obligation: 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?
negligence, neglect, neglectfulness, dereliction, forgetfulness, oversight, disregard, non-fulfilment, default, lapse, failure;
rare delinquency, misprision


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



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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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