omission definition, meaning - what is omission in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “omission”

See all translations

omission

noun [C or U] uk   /əʊˈmɪʃ.ən/ /əˈ-/  us   /oʊ-/
the act of not including something or someone that should have been included, or something or someone that has not been included that should have been: Measures to control child employment are a glaring (= very obvious) omission from new legislation to protect children. There are some serious errors and omissions in the book. Many of the fans believe that the omission of Heacock from the team cost England the match.
Translations of “omission”
in Korean 누락, 생략…
in Arabic حَذف…
in Portuguese omissão…
in Catalan omissió…
in Japanese 省略, 脱落…
in Italian omissione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疏忽,遺漏,疏漏…
in Russian пропуск, упущение…
in Turkish ihmal edilmiş/atlanmış/unutulmuş/dahil edilmemiş şey…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疏忽,遗漏,疏漏…
in Polish przeoczenie…
(Definition of omission from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of omission?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “omission” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More