Definition of "oversight" []

  • An unintentional omission or mistake. (noun)
  • Watchful care or management; supervision. (noun)
  • An omission or mistake, esp one made through failure to notice something (noun)

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Use "oversight" in a sentence
  • "In Britain oversight is performed both by members of Parliament and by judges."
  • "Persisting in this oversight is a prescription for a degree of misery, social and political instability, and conflict in the twenty-first century that no amount of effort at arms control and crisis management will be able to contain."
  • "But this kind of oversight is not required for new, unorthodox surgical procedures."