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apheresis the dropping or omission of a letter, sound, or the like at the beginning of a word, as in "scuse" for "excuse".
apocope the loss or omission of the final letter, syllable, or sound of a word, as in "talkin'" for "talking".
apostrophe1 a mark (') used to show the omission of one or more letters or numbers from a word or figure, as in "wouldn't" for "would not" and "'87" for "1987". [1/3 definitions]
asterisk a sign (*) used to indicate a footnote, an omission, or a break in the text, and for various other purposes. [1/2 definitions]
blank a dash indicating omission of one or more words or letters, often proper names or obscenities. [1/12 definitions]
cancellation the act of omission, deletion, or invalidation. [1/3 definitions]
elision the slurring over or omission of a letter or syllable in pronouncing a word. [1/2 definitions]
ellipsis the omission of a word or words, as in a quoted text. [2 definitions]
exclusion omission. [1/3 definitions]
loophole a way of avoiding or escaping a requirement, regulation, or the like, esp. by taking advantage of an omission or ambiguity in the written text of a legal contract or other document. [1/3 definitions]
miss1 any failure or omission. [1/10 definitions]
negligence disregard of, omission of, or failure to do something necessary; carelessness or neglect, esp. when it is habitual. [1/2 definitions]
omissible subject to or suitable for omission.
out in exclusion or omission. [1/29 definitions]
preterition the act of passing over or omitting, as the omission of an heir or heirs from a will. [1/2 definitions]