error of omission

error of omission
error of omission ˌerror of oˈmission noun errors of omission PLURALFORM [countable]
ACCOUNTING when an entry is completely missed out from a set of account books

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error of omission UK US noun [C]
a mistake that consists of not doing something you should have done, or not including something such as an amount or fact that should be included: »

Errors of omission are likely to be more common than errors of commission.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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