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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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  • The report also attempts to draw a conclusion that does not follow from the evidence: that these omissions matter.
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  • In my opinion, one of the biggest omissions in the climate change arguments is the costs involved in our making changes.
  • And such omissions don't merely occur on the news pages.
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British Dictionary definitions for omissions

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 omissions

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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