Definitions for omissionoʊˈmɪʃ ən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of omitting.
the state of being omitted.
something left out, not done, or neglected.
Origin of omission:
1350–1400; ME < LL omissiō < L omitt(ere) to let go (see omit )
a mistake resulting from neglect
something that has been omitted
"she searched the table for omissions"
any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb or sth that has not been included
several omissions in the list of names; the omission of two players from the team
a very noticeable and disappointing omission
There was one glaring omission in his speech - the failure to thank his closest aide.
The act of omitting.
The act of neglecting to perform an action one has an obligation to do.
Something deleted or left out.
Something not done or neglected.
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.
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 by failing to do something which he is able to do and which he ought to do, by reason of a cause for which he is entirely responsible, as when a person knows that drinking to drunkness will incapacitate him, and yet drinks. Paul the Apostle refers to this sin directly when he states "For I do not do the good I want ...". 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." Another way to phrase the sin of omission would be to say "He who has the ability to act on an injustice, but who stands idly by, is just as guilty as he who holds the knife." ~~Dracano Sapien "In the end we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends" ~~Martin Luther King
Translations for omission
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something that has been left out
I have made several omissions in the list of names.
- uitlating, weglatingAfrikaans
- حَذْف، إغْفال، إسْقاطArabic
- omissãoPortuguese (BR)
- die AuslassungGerman
- udeladelse; undladelseDanish
- از قلم افتادگیFarsi
- sesuatu yang ditinggalkanIndonesian
- úrfelling, það að sleppa úrIcelandic
- 생략된 것Korean
- izlaidums (tekstā)Latvian
- yg tertinggalMalay
- از قلم افتادگیPersian
- حذف شوىPashto
- vynechanie; vypustenieSlovak
- atlanmış/unutulmuş şeyTurkish
- 省略Chinese (Trad.)
- چھوٹا ہواUrdu
- sự bỏ sótVietnamese
- 删节Chinese (Simp.)
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