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omission

[oh-mish-uh n] /oʊˈmɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
the act of omitting.
2.
the state of being omitted.
3.
something left out, not done, or neglected:
an important omission in a report.
Origin
1350-1400
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
Related forms
nonomission, noun
preomission, noun
Can be confused
commission, omission.
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  • However, this seems to be a major omission given the plant's location.
  • Whatever may be thought of the omission of the first paper, that of the second is surely an error.
  • Some enterprising publisher should remedy this omission.
  • While presumably an attempt at levity, such an omission does a disservice to these significant years.
  • There were moments of excess and errors of omission.
  • Lying about people is uncivil, even if you do it by omission and implication.
  • Not that that necessarily negates anything, but the omission of a link to the source research doesn't help with credibility.
  • The omission of this factor may skew the importance of environmental causes.
  • The omission reverses her meaning to make it sound as if their philosophy is hers.
  • The lack of solid statistical evidence for the number of civilian casualties is one egregious omission.
British Dictionary definitions for omission

omission

/əʊˈmɪʃən/
noun
1.
something that has been omitted or neglected
2.
the act of omitting or the state of having been omitted
Derived Forms
omissive, adjective
omissiveness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin omissiō, from omittere to omit
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Word Origin and History for omission
n.

late 14c., from Latin omissionem (nominative omissio) "an omitting," noun of action from past participle stem of omittere (see omit). Related: Omissible.

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