oversight


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o·ver·sight

 (ō′vər-sīt′)
n.
1. An unintentional omission or mistake.
2. Watchful care or management; supervision.

oversight

(ˈəʊvəˌsaɪt)
n
1. an omission or mistake, esp one made through failure to notice something
2. supervision

o•ver•sight

(ˈoʊ vərˌsaɪt)

n.
1. unintentional failure to notice or consider.
2. a careless omission or error.
3. the act of overseeing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oversight - an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
omission - neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something
2.oversight - management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or groupoversight - management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
management, direction - the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
invigilation - keeping watch over examination candidates to prevent cheating
3.oversight - a mistake resulting from inattention
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

oversight

noun
1. mistake, error, slip, fault, misunderstanding, blunder, lapse, omission, boob (Brit. slang), gaffe, slip-up (informal), delinquency, inaccuracy, carelessness, howler (informal), goof (informal), bloomer (Brit. informal), clanger (informal), miscalculation, error of judgment, faux pas, inattention, laxity, boo-boo (informal), erratum By an unfortunate oversight, full instructions do not come with the product.
2. supervision, keeping, control, charge, care, management, handling, administration, direction, custody, stewardship, superintendence I had the oversight of their collection of manuscripts.

oversight

noun
An act or instance of neglecting:
Translations
إشْرَافٌسَهْوٌّغَلْطَةُ نتيجَة السَّهْو
přehlédnutídohled
forglemmelseopsynuagtsomhed
erehdysvalvonta
nadzorprevid
yfirsjón
監督見落とし
감독부주의
neapsižiūrėjimas
pārskatīšanās
prehliadnutie
förbiseendetillsyn
การดูแลตรวจตราความผิดพลาดเพราะละเลยหรือไม่สังเกต
dikkatsizlikgözden kaçırmagözetimhata
sự giám sátsự sơ suất

oversight

[ˈəʊvəsaɪt] N
1. (= omission) → descuido m
it was an oversightfue un descuido
by an oversightpor descuido
2. (= supervision) → supervisión f

oversight

[ˈəʊvərsaɪt]
n
(= mistake) → omission f, oubli m
due to an oversight → par suite d'une omission
(= supervision) → surveillance f
modif [body, committee] → de surveillance; [responsibility, role] → de surveillance

oversight

n
Versehen nt; by or through an oversightaus Versehen
(= supervision)Aufsicht f, → Beaufsichtigung f; oversight systemÜberwachungssystem nt

oversight

[ˈəʊvəˌsaɪt] n (omission) → svista
due to an oversight → per una svista

oversight

(ˈəuvəsait) noun
a failure to notice. Due to an oversight, we have not paid the bill.

oversight

إشْرَافٌ, سَهْوٌّ dohled, přehlédnutí opsyn, uagtsomhed Aufsicht, Versehen απροσεξία, εποπτεία descuido, supervisión erehdys, valvonta inadvertance, surveillance nadzor, previd supervisione, svista 監督, 見落とし 감독, 부주의 onoplettendheid, toezicht forglemmelse, oppsyn nadzór, przeoczenie descuido, supervisão надзор, недосмотр förbiseende, tillsyn การดูแลตรวจตรา, ความผิดพลาดเพราะละเลยหรือไม่สังเกต gözetim, hata sự giám sát, sự sơ suất 疏忽, 监督

oversight

n. descuido, equivocación, inadvertencia.
References in classic literature ?
I mean no disparagement to the excellent voyager (I honor him for a veteran), but in so important a matter it was certainly an oversight not to have procured for every crystal a sworn affidavit taken before a Greenland Justice of the Peace.
Thoroughgood, for that was the name of my benefactor, gave orders that I should have hay and oats every night and morning, and the run of the meadow during the day, and, "you, Willie," said he, "must take the oversight of him; I give him in charge to you.
I had laid in an extra force of chaplains, purposely to be prepared for emergencies like this, but by some unaccountable oversight had come away rather short-handed in the matter of barkeepers.
By some extraordinary oversight, Miss Bygrave had been left, on the eve of her marriage, unprovided with a maid.
On the stage, however, the piece failed, the audience being offended at the oversight.
That was an oversight, certainly," replied the count; "but tell me, does the Count of Morcerf never visit the Opera?
She roamed about in so wild a way, and with her hair so disheveled, that people took her for some distracted creature, and never dreamed that this was Mother Ceres, who had the oversight of every seed which the husbandman planted.
Though the company, by treaty, have a right to a participation only, in the trade of these regions, and are, in fact, but tenants on sufferance; yet have they quietly availed themselves of the original oversight, and subsequent supineness of the American government, to establish a monopoly of the trade of the river and its dependencies; and are adroitly proceeding to fortify themselves in their usurpation, by securing all the strong points of the country.
Still she could blame her own oversight, and it was days before her self-upbraidings, for thus trifling with what she conceived to be the resources of her beloved grandmother, were driven from her thoughts by the pressure of other and greater ills.
If it flag for an instant, an oversight is committed resulting in injury or defeat.
But candles had been placed in the chandeliers and lustres, and the attendants were so far recovered from surprise as to recollect their use; the oversight was immediately remedied, and in a minute the apartment was in a blaze of light.
So long, however, as he remained under his old master's care, Owen's lack of sturdiness made it possible, by strict injunctions and sharp oversight, to restrain his creative eccentricity within bounds; but when his apprenticeship was served out, and he had taken the little shop which Peter Hovenden's failing eyesight compelled him to relinquish, then did people recognize how unfit a person was Owen Warland to lead old blind Father Time along his daily course.