Definitions for omissionoʊˈmɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. omission, skip(noun)

    a mistake resulting from neglect

  2. omission(noun)

    something that has been omitted

    "she searched the table for omissions"

  3. omission, deletion(noun)

    any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases

  4. omission(noun)

    neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something


  1. omission(Noun)

    The act of omitting.

  2. omission(Noun)

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

  3. omission(Noun)

    Something deleted or left out.

  4. omission(Noun)

    Something not done or neglected.

  5. omission(Noun)

    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. Sin of omission

    In Catholic teaching an omission is a failure to do something one can and ought to do. If this happens advertently and freely, it is considered a sin. The degree of guilt incurred by an omission is measured like that attaching to sins of commission, by the dignity of the virtue and the magnitude of the precept to which the omission is opposed as well as the amount of deliberation. A person may be guilty of a sin of omission if he fails to do something which he is able to do and which he ought to do because he has put himself into a state or situation whereby he is unable to complete the action. For example if person chooses to become inebriated and is therefore unable to perform a necessary task that person is responsible for that failure even though that person is physically unable to perform the task because he or she knowingly put themselves into a state where accomplishing the task was impossible. Paul the Apostle refers to this sin directly when he states "For I do not do the good I want ...". see Romans 7:7-25 James the Just more exactly defines this sin when he states, "Whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin."

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