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"omission" in British English

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omissionnoun [C or U]

uk   /əʊˈmɪʃ.ən/ /əˈmɪʃ.ən/  us   /oʊˈmɪʃ.ən/
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 ​controlchildemployment are a glaring (= very ​obvious) omission from new ​legislation to ​protectchildren. There are some ​seriouserrors and omissions in the ​book. The ​fansbelieved that the omission of Heacock from the ​team was a ​seriousmistake.
(Definition of omission from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"omission" in Business English

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omissionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /əʊˈmɪʃən/
the fact of not ​including something that should have been ​included, or the thing that is not ​included: We are not ​responsible for the omission of ​information from this ​website. The ​document contained a lot of ​errors, omissions, and exaggerations.
(Definition of omission from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “omission”
in Arabic حَذف…
in Korean 누락, 생략…
in Portuguese omissão…
in Catalan omissió…
in Japanese 省略, 脱落…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疏忽,遗漏,疏漏…
in Turkish ihmal edilmiş/atlanmış/unutulmuş/dahil edilmemiş şey…
in Russian пропуск, упущение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疏忽,遺漏,疏漏…
in Italian omissione…
in Polish przeoczenie…
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