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The contrast between terms describing the impetus for an error and those examining the result, is evident in comparing homoeoteleuton and omission: homoioteleuton homoeoteleuton describes an omission resulting from eye-skip between words with similar or identical endings; omission notes the absence of text but posits nothing as to how the phenomenon arose. Terms that describe the cause of a secondary reading lend little to categorisation, but can be helpful in assessing the significance of a reading.