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omission

[ oh-mish-uhn ]
/ oʊˈmɪʃ ən /
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noun

the act of omitting.
the state of being omitted.
something left out, not done, or neglected: an important omission in a report.

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Origin of omission

1350–1400; Middle English <Late Latin omissiōn- (stem of omissiō), equivalent to omiss(us) (past participle of omittere to let go; see omit) + -iōn--ion; see mission

OTHER WORDS FROM omission

non·o·mis·sion, nounpre·o·mis·sion, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH omission

commission, omission

Words nearby omission

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British Dictionary definitions for omission

omission
/ (əʊˈmɪʃən) /

noun

something that has been omitted or neglected
the act of omitting or the state of having been omitted

Derived forms of omission

omissive, adjectiveomissiveness, noun

Word Origin for omission

C14: from Latin omissiō, from omittere to omit
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