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oversight (n.)

early 15c., "supervision, superintendence," from over- + sight. Meaning "an omission of notice, a mistake of inadvertence, fact of passing over without seeing" attested from late 15c.; compare oversee.

updated on November 09, 2019

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Definitions of oversight from WordNet

oversight (n.)
an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something;
Synonyms: inadvertence
oversight (n.)
management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group;
Synonyms: supervision / supervising / superintendence
oversight (n.)
a mistake resulting from inattention;
Synonyms: lapse
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