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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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Examples from the web for omitting
  • Repeat with another pair of end-to-end sprigs, omitting the initial loop.
  • One of the biggest mistakes candidates make is omitting information that would be relevant or interesting to a hiring committee.
  • In omitting the index values, the report overemphasizes rank, which is after all not itself important.
  • Professors, it seems, are increasingly omitting final examinations at the end of their courses.
  • As if writing were a matter of overcoming bad habits-of omitting needless words.
  • To freeze pesto, prepare as above, omitting cheese and using the smaller amount of oil.
  • The number is only impressive when omitting the totals involved.
  • So in other words it is not an ordinary case of omitting mentioning a reference.
  • While omitting a plane's tail makes it way more stealthy, it also makes it harder to control.
  • There is a degree of delusion in omitting the uncertainty of lag times both in pumping up and then pulling the plug.
British Dictionary definitions for omitting


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 omitting



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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