American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of omitting.
- n. The state of having been omitted.
- n. Something omitted or neglected.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of omitting. A neglect or failure to do something which a person has power to do, or which duty requires to be done; the act of pretermitting or passing over.
- n. The act of leaving out: as, the omission of a paragraph in a printed article.
- n. That which is omitted or left out.
- n. The act of omitting.
- n. The act of neglecting to perform an action one has an obligation to do.
- n. Something deleted or left out.
- n. Something not done or neglected.
- n. grammar The shortening of a word or phrase, using an apostrophe ( ' ) to replace the missing letters, often used to approximate the sound of speech or a specific dialect.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of omitting; neglect or failure to do something required by propriety or duty.
- n. That which is omitted or is left undone.
- n. something that has been omitted
- n. any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
- n. neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something
- n. a mistake resulting from neglect
- Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin omissiō, omissiōn-, from Latin omissus, past participle of omittere, to disregard; see omit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In an accompanying editorial, Katie Weinger of Harvard Medical School's department of psychiatry says one danger of insulin omission is that doctors who treat patients with low adherence may mistake poor blood glucose readings for the need for more insulin.”
“Fans may see this as a missed opportunity to see the classic Dinobot lineup of Grimlock, Slag, Sludge, Snarl and Swoop, but Furman thinks their omission is a pragmatic decision.”
“If you've never been listed in Wikipedia, you can always argue that your omission is an oversight.”
“This omission is a pity for two reasons: Anderson has for years lived and taught in the United States, and does not exhibit the snobbish yet lumpen contempt for American society that is so often found on the European Left; and it would certainly be fascinating to see his full attention engaged on the irony that the United States is simultaneously the most conservative and the most radicalizing force on the planet.”
“Anyone who thinks this "omission" is acceptable needs to remove the sheet and pointy hat and look around this fine country.”
“Many of those characters will be edited in later for a longer DVD cut, but their omission is not just felt by me as a fan of the graphic novel.”
“I somehow hit a glut of classics reading without ever getting to a single one of his – but the omission is duly noted and shall be rectified post haste!”
“The omission from the board is a stinging rebuke for Mr. Bucksbaum in particular.”
“Rice's second even more damning omission is that to sell the war as indispensable to the war on terrorism, she and the hawks distorted, exaggerated facts and events, and flat out lied.”
“While not every aspect of education could be included, one glaring omission is AmeriCorps.”
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