What does omission mean?

Definitions for omission
oʊˈmɪʃ ənomis·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. omission, skipnoun

    a mistake resulting from neglect

  2. omissionnoun

    something that has been omitted

    "she searched the table for omissions"

  3. omission, deletionnoun

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

  4. omissionnoun

    neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something


  1. omissionnoun

    The act of omitting.

  2. omissionnoun

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

  3. omissionnoun

    Something deleted or left out.

  4. omissionnoun

    Something not done or neglected.

  5. omissionnoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Omissionnoun

    Etymology: omissus, Lat.

    Would it not impose a total omission of physic. Brown.

    If he has made no provision for this great change, the omission can never be repaired, the time never redeemed. John Rogers, Serm. 12.

    Omission to do what is necessary,
    Seals a commission to a blank of danger. William Shakespeare.

    The most natural division of all offences, is into those of omission and those of commission. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.


  1. omission

    Omission is the act of excluding or leaving out something or someone, either intentionally or unintentionally. It can also refer to something that has been left out or not done, often implying neglect or insufficient performance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of omission in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of omission in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of omission in a Sentence

  1. Michael Monahan:

    In making up the character of God, the old theologians failed to mention that He is of infinite cheerfulness. The omission has caused the world much tribulation.

  2. Paul Callan:

    Cop shooting cases are always highly controversial and there is an awareness that the omission of any evidence may subject the prosecutor to future public criticism by either the family of the victim or by the police officers involved.

  3. Marya Mannes:

    The great omission in American life is solitude. . . that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incinerator of the spirit.

  4. Don Yee:

    Its omission of key facts and lines of inquiry suggest the investigators reached a conclusion first, and then determined so-called facts later.

  5. Joanne Lin:

    Reports of the omission of key passages pertaining to sexual and reproductive rights, women's rights and the rights of marginalized populations, combined with the Administration's deference to known human rights violators like the governments of Saudi Arabia and Turkey, make us skeptical that these reports present a full picture of human rights around the world.

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