NounOmission (plural Omissions)
- The act of omitting.
- The act of neglecting to perform an action one has an obligation to do.
- Something deleted or left out.
- Something not done or neglected.
- (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.
Following are common examples of omission using an apostrophe:
- six o’clock (shortening of “six of the clock”)
- The high school class of ’69 (shortening of “1969”)
- O’er there (shortening of “over there”)
- From Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:
- S’pose people left money laying around where he was—what did he do? He collared it. S’pose he contracted to do a thing; and you paid him, and didn’t set down there and see that he done it—what did he do? He always done the other thing. S’pose he opened his mouth—what then? If he didn't shut it up powerful quick, he'd lose a lie, every time. That’s the kind of a bug Henry was; and if we’d ’a’ had him along ’stead of our kings, he’d ’a’ fooled that town a heap worse than ourn done.
Adjectives for Omission
voluntary; merciful; insidious.
Verbs for Omission
check—; frown on—; discover—; incur—; lament—; object to—; observe—; overcome —; protest—; rectify—; scoff at—; supply —; —detracts; —irks; —magnifies; —resounds; —scandalizes; —shocks.
Sisyphean labor, abbreviation, abridgment, absence, arrearage, atrocity, bad policy, balk, ban, bar, barring, beggary, bevue, blank, blockade, blue-penciling, bowdlerization, boycott, breach, break, cancellation, censoring, censorship, chasm, circumscription, crime, crime against humanity, culpa, culpable negligence, deadly sin, debarment, debarring, defalcation, default, defect, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, deletion, delinquency, demarcation, deprivation, dereliction, destitution, disconformity, discontinuity, disregard, dropping, drought, editing, elimination, embargo, endless task, enormity, erasure, error, evil, exception, excision, excluding, exclusion, expurgation, failure, false move, false step, famine, fault, felony, gap, genocide, guilty act, heavy sin, hiatus, imperfection, impolicy, impoverishment, impropriety, inadmissibility, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, incompleteness, indiscretion, inexecution, inexpedience, inexpediency, inexpiable sin, iniquity, injunction, injury, injustice, inobservance, interval, laches, lack, lacuna, laissez-faire, lapse, lapsus calami, lapsus linguae, laxity, laxness, leaving out, lockout, loose ends, loose thread, looseness, maladministration, malefaction, malfeasance, malpractice, malum, minor wrong, misadministration, misconduct, miscue, misdeed, misdemeanor, misdirection, misfeasance, misgovernment, misguidance, mishandling, mismanagement, misrule, missing link, misstep, mortal sin, narrowing, need, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement, nonadherence, nonadmission, noncompliance, nonconformance, nonconformity, nonconsummation, nondischarging, nonexecution, nonfeasance, nonfulfillment, noninterference, nonobservance, nonperformance, nonrestriction, offense, omitting, outage, outrage, overlook, overlooking, oversight, peccadillo, peccancy, permissiveness, poor stewardship, preclusion, preterition, procrastination, prohibition, rejection, relegation, remissness, repudiation, restriction, rough edges, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, skip, skipping, slackness, slight, slip, slipup, starvation, striking, stumble, taboo, tort, transgression, trespass, trip, ullage, unfulfillment, unobservance, unrigorousness, unutterable sin, venial sin, want, wantage, work of Penelope, wrong, wrong step, wrongdoing
Originally from Latin, omittere (“to send”). Post-classical Latin introduced the term omission; from the past participial stem of omittere, omiss- and the suffix -ion. This word was taken into Middle French and subsequently Anglo-Norman which heavily influenced the English language.
- The translations below need to be checked.
Omission f. (plural Omissions)
- omission (act of omitting)