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[oh-mit] /oʊˈmɪt/
verb (used with object), omitted, omitting.
to leave out; fail to include or mention:
to omit a name from a list.
to forbear or fail to do, make, use, send, etc.:
to omit a greeting.
Origin of omit
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English omitten < Latin omittere to let go, equivalent to o- o-2 + mittere to send
Related forms
omitter, noun
preomit, verb (used with object), preomitted, preomitting.
unomitted, adjective Unabridged
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  • Discuss the reasons why they might have omitted certain things and their feelings about the imperfections of their region.
  • And much of the verbiage could have been omitted to explain how it reverses the process.
  • Only a few words were omitted due to being inaudible.
  • Methodology is arbitrary, replication is lacking, and negative results are often omitted.
  • Last year the dance was omitted owing to the family being in mourning.
  • Both of us have deliberately omitted certain identifying details.
  • Perhaps he omitted walls because they were commonplace.
  • The omitted letters spell out a description of these releases.
  • Thirty dances were scheduled on the hop cards, and not one was omitted.
  • We've simplified the law here and omitted some points.
British Dictionary definitions for omitted


verb (transitive) omits, omitting, omitted
to neglect to do or include
to fail (to do something)
Derived Forms
omissible (əʊˈmɪsɪbəl) adjective
omitter, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin omittere, from ob- away + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for omitted



early 15c., from Latin omittere "let go, let fall," figuratively "lay aside, disregard," from assimilated form of ob (here perhaps intensive) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Related: Omitted; omitting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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