Omission; a figure of syntax, by which one or more words, which are obviously understood, are omitted; as, the virtues I admire, for, the virtues which I admire.
- The omission of a word or phrase necessary for a complete syntactical construction but not necessary for understanding.
- An example of such omission.
- A mark or series of marks ( . . . or * * * , for example) used in writing or printing to indicate an omission, especially of letters or words.