Definitions for oversightˈoʊ vərˌsaɪt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word oversight

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oversight

    ō′vėr-sīt, n. a failing to notice: mistake: omission: (orig.) superintendence.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oversight in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oversight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Silvio Sinedino:

    The government doesn't want oversight.

  2. Frank Kendall:

    It's a team sport, we need to have government participation and oversight and insight.

  3. Ma Yong:

    We have a good starting point now. I can use (this law) as a tool to exercise my right of oversight.

  4. Christine Musser:

    Triple Crown apparently had no clue of the building’s historical significance, it was an oversight.

  5. Lucia Caudet:

    All options are on the table, but greater oversight can be achieved without the need for another EU agency.

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