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 ?
But nature has sometimes made sad oversights in carrying out her intention; as in the case of good Mr.
In spite of not a few errors and oversights (due to hasty composition) in the minor details of external fact, he has virtually lived Crusoe's life with him in imagination and he therefore makes the reader also pass with Crusoe through all his experiences, his fears, hopes and doubts.
The mode of founding a college is, commonly, to get up a subscription of dollars and cents, and then, following blindly the principles of a division of labor to its extreme -- a principle which should never be followed but with circumspection -- to call in a contractor who makes this a subject of speculation, and he employs Irishmen or other operatives actually to lay the foundations, while the students that are to be are said to be fitting themselves for it; and for these oversights successive generations have to pay.
On the stage, however, the piece failed, the audience being offended at the oversight.
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."
By some extraordinary oversight, Miss Bygrave had been left, on the eve of her marriage, unprovided with a maid.
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.
Trifling as the matter was, he yet instinctively felt that she was hurt by his oversight. He wished that he had asked her; he wished that he had inquired her name.
the conviction of some dreadful oversight, committed by you or by the persons who helped you, is firmly settled in my mind.
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.
Behold him--always theatrical--looking at Jerusalem--this time, by an oversight, with his hand off his pistol for once.