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Definition of Omission


  1. The act of omitting; neglect or failure to do something required by propriety or duty.
  2. That which is omitted or is left undone.

Omission Quotations

Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.
Thomas Aquinas

The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.

You have to be down here in the States to realize just how tightly controlled the corporate media is and how much they practise Soviet-style censorship through creative omission.
Jello Biafra

Throughout the industrial era, economists considered manufactured capital - money, factories, etc. - the principal factor in industrial production, and perceived natural capital as a marginal contributor. The exclusion of natural capital from balance sheets was an understandable omission. There was so much of it, it didn't seem worth counting.
Paul Hawken

Has Bill Clinton inspired idealism in the young, as he himself was inspired by John F. Kennedy? Or has he actually reduced their idealism? Surely part of the answer lies in Clinton's personal moral lapse with Monica Lewinsky. But more important was his sin of omission - his failure to embrace a moral cause beyond popularity.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
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Omission Translations

omission in French is omission
omission in German is Auslassung {f}
omission in Italian is ellisse, omissione
omission in Latin is praetermissio
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