Definition of Omission

1. Noun. A mistake resulting from neglect.

Exact synonyms: Skip
Specialized synonyms: Failure
Generic synonyms: Error, Fault, Mistake
Derivative terms: Omit, Omit, Skip



2. Noun. Something that has been omitted. "She searched the table for omissions"
Generic synonyms: Disuse, Neglect

3. Noun. Any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases.
Exact synonyms: Deletion
Specialized synonyms: Aphaeresis, Apheresis, Aphesis, Elision, Eclipsis, Ellipsis
Generic synonyms: Linguistic Process

4. Noun. Neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something.
Generic synonyms: Disregard, Neglect
Specialized synonyms: Inadvertence, Oversight, Pretermission, Elision, Exception, Exclusion
Derivative terms: Omit

Definition of Omission

1. n. The act of omitting; neglect or failure to do something required by propriety or duty.

Definition of Omission

1. Noun. The act of omitting. ¹

2. Noun. The act of neglecting to perform an action one has an obligation to do. ¹

3. Noun. Something deleted or left out. ¹

4. Noun. Something not done or neglected. ¹

5. Noun. (grammar) The shortening of a word or phrase, using an apostrophe ( ' ) to replace the missing letters, often used to approximate the sound of speech or a specific dialect. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Omission

1. something left undone [n -S]

Medical Definition of Omission

1. 1. The act of omitting; neglect or failure to do something required by propriety or duty. "The most natural division of all offenses is into those of omission and those of commission." (Addison) 2. That which is omitted or is left undone. Origin: L. Omissio: cf. F. Omission. See Omit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Omission

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omikrons
omikuji
omiletical
ominate
ominated
ominates
ominating
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ominelite
ominous
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ominousness
ominousnesses
omissible
omission (current term)
omissions
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omittable
omittance
omittances
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omitters
omitting
omkar
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Literary usage of Omission

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"14 Stat. at L. 22S. gress renders the owners of the vessel liable for the consequences resulting from the omission, but it does not confer any right upon ..."

2. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"omission and Repetition of Beds Defined.—Erosion after strike-faulting of ... The first is spoken of as omission of beds and the second as repetition of ..."

3. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 93 by Harvard University (1893)
"ON THE omission OF THE SUBJECT-ACCUSATIVE OF THE INFINITIVE IN OVID. BY RICHARD C. MANNING. THE aim of this paper is to discover the extent to which Ovid ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1879)
"Jn suli«j- quent editions, which no doubt will be required, we trust to see the omission of numerous poetical interpolations which are neither instructive ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"... and therefore became forfeited to the state for omission. It was also sold to the state for taxes of 1877 and 1878. Actual possession under the Hilliard ..."

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