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omission

o·mis·sion

omission

 
pronunciation:
o mI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of omitting, or the condition of being omitted.
The omission of the letter "n" changes the boy's name Evan to the girl's name Eva.
synonyms:
exclusion
antonyms:
entry, inclusion
similar words:
cancellation, censorship, deletion, exception, lactation, miss, neglect, preterition, skip
definition 2: something left out, removed, not done, or the like.
synonyms:
exclusion, miss
antonyms:
entry, inclusion
similar words:
blank, cut, deletion, exception, oversight, skip, slip
Word Parts
The word omission contains the following parts:
o- Latin prefix that means towards; against; away
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The prefix o- is an assimilated form of ob-.
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-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.