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OMISSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does omission mean? 

OMISSION (noun)
  The noun OMISSION has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: OMISSION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OMISSION (noun)


Sense 1omission [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mistake resulting from neglect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

omission; skip

Hypernyms ("omission" is a kind of...):

error; fault; mistake (a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "omission"):

failure (an unexpected omission)


Sense 2omission [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that has been omitted

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

she searched the table for omissions

Hypernyms ("omission" is a kind of...):

disuse; neglect (the state of something that has been unused and neglected)


Sense 3omission [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any process whereby sounds are left out of spoken words or phrases

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

deletion; omission

Hypernyms ("omission" is a kind of...):

linguistic process (a process involved in human language)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "omission"):

aphaeresis; apheresis ((linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in 'coon' for 'raccoon' or 'till' for 'until')

aphesis (the gradual disappearance of an initial (usually unstressed) vowel or syllable as in 'squire' for 'esquire')

elision (omission of a sound between two words (usually a vowel and the end of one word or the beginning of the next))

eclipsis; ellipsis (omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences)


Sense 4omission [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("omission" is a kind of...):

disregard; neglect (lack of attention and due care)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "omission"):

inadvertence; oversight (an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something)

pretermission (letting pass without notice)

elision; exception; exclusion (a deliberate act of omission)


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