omit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v omit leave undone or leave out "How could I miss that typo?","The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
    • v omit prevent from being included or considered or accepted "The bad results were excluded from the report","Leave off the top piece"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Omit To forbear or fail to perform or to make use of; to leave undone; to neglect; to pass over. "Her father omitted nothing in her education that might make her the most accomplished woman of her age."
    • Omit To let go; to leave unmentioned; not to insert or name; to drop. "These personal comparisons I omit ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • omit To fail to use or to do; neglect; disregard: as, to omit a duty; to omit to lock the door.
    • omit To fail, forbear, or neglect to mention or speak of; leave out; say nothing of.
    • omit To leave out; forbear or fail to insert or include: as, to omit an item from a list.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Omit ō-mit′ to leave out: to neglect: to fail: to make no use of
    • pr.p Omit omit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. omit′ted
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Quotations

  • Thomas Bowdler
    Thomas Bowdler
    “Those expressions are omitted which can not with propriety be read aloud in the family.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
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    “There is but one art, to omit.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. omittere, omissum,; ob,see Ob- + mittere, to cause to go, let go, send. See Mission

Usage

In literature:

Do not omit this if for any cause you are obliged to leave before the conclusion of the service.
"The Worship of the Church" by Jacob A. Regester
It differs from d'Uxelles only in having no ham, nor acidity from the lemon; also, all flavor of onion is omitted.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
They omit no detail, they cannot select.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
On the contrary, there are some traits which, in their excess, we could wish were omitted in his composition.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863" by Various
Do you think one of the incidents could be omitted?
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The words "assist in", etc., may frequently be understood and therefore omitted.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
Gerard, however, omits to notice one thing which, in justice to our forefathers, should not be omitted.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
The address of a well-known church is generally omitted, although it is frequently a convenience for out-of-town friends to know it.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
If you cannot churn daily, shift the cream into scalded fresh pots; but never omit churning twice a week.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
All omit one or other of the absolute essentials, or dwell on some triviality.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
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In poetry:

Wear your lacebelows and fluffs;
Wear the awfullest creations--
But--omit the stylish puffs
And the vogueish transformations.
"An Ultimatum To Myrtilla" by Franklin Pierce Adams
He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed,
With his name painted clearly on each:
But, since he omitted to mention the fact,
They were all left behind on the beach.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
SHE followed his advice: avenged the wrong;
And naught omitted, pleasures to prolong.
If he obtained his wishes from the fair,
The host about it scarcely seemed to care.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine
Unwin, I should but ill repay
The kindness of a friend,
Whose worth deserves as warm a lay
As ever friendship penned,
Thy name omitted in a page
That would reclaim a vicious age.
"To The Rev. William Cawthorne Unwin" by William Cowper
Paracelsus.
Oh, omit not aught
Which witnesses your own and Michal's own
Affection: spare not that! Only forget
The honours and the glories and what not,
It pleases you to tell profusely out.
"Paracelsus: Part III: Paracelsus" by Robert Browning
And sketch with care the Muse's bower,
Where Isis rolls her silver tide
Nor yet omit one reed or flower
That shines on Cherwell's verdant side;
If so thou mayst those hours prolong,
When polish'd Lycon join'd my song.
"Ode to Memory" by William Shenstone

In news:

Power Up In planning a long car trip, don't omit games for the kids.
Merck's new Gardasil ads omit talk of transmission.
Easy Way To keep the ingredient list in check, omit the deep-fried tortillas (or opt for store-bought chips).
For a lighter parfait , you can omit the granola.
Defender Gerard Pique , who was omitted from the lineup last week in Barcelona's 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions' League semifinal, denies rumors of a rift between him and Coach Pep Guardiola.
Bell omitted to tell readers about Bahrain.
This version has been corrected to omit that phrase.
Former Red Wing Brendan Shanahan omitted from Hockey Hall of Fame.
Correction to This Article Dec 15 Food column on fiber omitted the first name of author and registered dietitian Leslie J Bonci.
He was Bernard S Wrubel of Wrubel's Inc In some copies, because of a mechanical error, the obituary omitted a survivor.
WHY WAS SLAVERY OMITTED FROM THE READINGS.
Omit the sugar topping for savory scones .
We've deliberately omitted swift- flowing rivers and ocean beaches in this story, but there are risks wherever you swim, and every summer brings drowning tragedies.
Your Dec 28 front-page article on the resurgence of thalidomide discussed the sociological aspects but omitted a crucial technical detail.
(Ten-night sailing on Oct 21 omits Zihuatanejo.
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In science:

Because of the O(n) symmetry of the considered model, we have Gi (k) ≡ G(k), i.e., the index i may be omitted.
Critical behavior of n-vector model with quenched randomness
For simplicity, we omit multiple justifications here.
QUIP - A Tool for Computing Nonmonotonic Reasoning Tasks
In the sequel, I omit the subscript Pl if it is clear from context.) Alg.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
We omit the verifications that this isomorphism between the bifunctors EV (Q, M ) and Ext(0 ⋉ Q, 0M ) of M and Q is natural in both arguments, and that it preserves the abelian group operations.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
The proofs are similar to those for the branching particle system and we shall omit them.
Occupation Time Fluctuations in Branching Systems
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