omission omission  /oʊ ˈmɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a mistake resulting from neglect
  2. (n) something that has been omitted
  3. (n) any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
  4. (n) neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. There is a curious omission in the book: Johnson doesn't write about Palin's beauty queen days, when she came in second in the Miss Alaska contest and was named Miss Congeniality.
  2. That omission was greeted cynically by Western diplomats.
  3. His omission may reflect the male fascination with the enigma of woman over the mystery of man.

News

  1. Legislature did little to slow foreclosure crisis

    By Pam O’Dell, Capitol Reporter Two Studies confirm what now appears obvious: The Georgia General Assembly did very little to prevent or address the residential foreclosure crises. Acts of Omission: The Immergluck Study In 2011, researchers Dan Immergluck of the School of Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Frank Alexander, Urban Housing Expert within Emory’s School of ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Pickens County Progress

  2. Tarkenton wants Ponder to prove he can do it

    While my omission of Bud Grant may have caused the biggest stir in the Vikings’ Mt. Rushmore process, the guy who led the way in PFT Planet voting had some strong words, too. Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton joined Pro Football Talk on NBCSN to reflect on his career with the Vikings, and to…
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  3. Letter: Dueling comics

    Brad Watson, Naples: Doonesbury makes people laugh, regardless of political persuasion. Mallard Fillmore deliberately attacks and makes folks either smugly self-satisfied or angry at the blatant omission of critical facts.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News

Quotes

  1. "The complete omission of slavery from an official government document, which purports to be a call for Virginians to 'understand' and 'study' their history, is both academically flawed and personally offensive," said Johnson, who helped...
    on Apr 8, 2010 By: Sheila Johnson Source: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. "Of course his omission is going to help us," Sehwag said. "He is a player who can change the course of a match with either his batting or his bowling."
    on Sep 13, 2008 By: Virender Sehwag Source: WalesOnline

  3. Biti said the party would conduct its own investigation."If there had been a police escort, what happened would not have happened; the authorities could have avoided this omission," Reuters reported him as saying.
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Tendai Biti Source: guardian.co.uk

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