Definitions for oversightˈoʊ vərˌsaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•sightˈoʊ vərˌsaɪt(n.)

  1. unintentional failure to notice or consider.

  2. a careless omission or error.

  3. the act of overseeing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oversight, inadvertence(noun)

    an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something

  2. supervision, supervising, superintendence, oversight(noun)

    management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group

  3. oversight, lapse(noun)

    a mistake resulting from inattention

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. oversight(noun)ˈoʊ vərˌsaɪt

    sth that you forgot or failed to consider

    Not paying was an oversight on my part.


  1. oversight(Noun)

    An omission; something that is left out, missed or forgotten.

    A small oversight at this stage can lead to big problems later.

  2. oversight(Noun)

    supervision or management

    The bureaucracy was subject to government oversight.

Translations for oversight

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a failure to notice

Due to an oversight, we have not paid the bill.

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