What does oversight mean?

Definitions for oversightˈoʊ vərˌsaɪt

Here are all the 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. An FBI spokesperson:

    The FBI will continue to work with the congressional oversight committees on their requests.

  4. Mycle Schneider:

    The first level where the NRA is failing is every single day in their oversight of Fukushima.

  5. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf:

    I feel that this is an appropriate time to place civilian oversight over this police department.

Images & Illustrations of oversight

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