omission

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omission

[ō′mish·ən]
(geology)
The elimination or nonexposure of certain stratigraphic beds at the surface of any specified section because of disruption and displacement of the beds by faulting.
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Failure to vote when the common good is at stake is a serious sin of omission.
perpetrating the sin of omission, I omit my self from being the fullness
This was, at best, a sin of omission for which, I believe, the church must seek forgiveness.
Such appreciation of poetry from children headed for disaster is a sin of omission.
If there's a complaint worth voicing about this show, it has more to do with a sin of omission than anything else: while you're looking at the show, tattooing will seem to have nothing except a history.
There was no strong empathy for the victims or impulse to protect other children, a sin of omission of gargantuan proportions.
I came away from Lampeter with the uncomfortable feeling that, though the Bishops voted in favour, they had, by a sin of omission, lost the Bill for those who would have voted yes.
What we have here, sadly, is another glaring example of the journalistic sin of omission, employed in this case to create the illusion that Panesar has burst on to the cricket scene in exhilarating contrast to his fellow left-armer's lumbering apprenticeship.