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Meaning of OMISSION

Pronunciation:  ow'mishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mistake resulting from neglect
  2. [n]  neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something
  3. [n]  any process whereby sounds are left out of spoken words or phrases
  4. [n]  something that has been omitted; "she searched the table for omissions"

OMISSION is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: deletion, skip
 See Also: aphaeresis, apheresis, aphesis, disregard, disuse, eclipsis, elision, elision, ellipsis, error, exception, exclusion, failure, fault, inadvertence, linguistic process, mistake, neglect, neglect, oversight, pretermission



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O*mis"sion\, n. [L. omissio: cf. F. omission. See
1. The act of omitting; neglect or failure to do something
   required by propriety or duty.

         The most natural division of all offenses is into
         those of omission and those of commission.

2. That which is omitted or is left undone.

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