Definition of Oversight

1. Noun. An unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something.

Exact synonyms: Inadvertence
Generic synonyms: Omission



2. Noun. Management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group.
Exact synonyms: Superintendence, Supervising, Supervision
Generic synonyms: Direction, Management
Specialized synonyms: Invigilation
Derivative terms: Superintend, Supervise, Supervise, Supervise

3. Noun. A mistake resulting from inattention.
Exact synonyms: Lapse
Generic synonyms: Error, Fault, Mistake

Definition of Oversight

1. n. Watchful care; superintendence; general supervision.

Definition of Oversight

1. Noun. An omission; something that is left out, missed or forgotten. ¹

2. Noun. supervision or management ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oversight

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Oversight

1. 1. Watchful care; superintendence; general supervision. 2. An overlooking; an omission; an error. 3. Escape from an overlooked peril. "His fool-happy oversight." Synonym: Superintendence, supervision, inspection, overlooking, inadvertence, neglect, mistake, error, omission. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Oversight

overshooting
overshoots
overshop
overshopped
overshopping
overshops
overshorten
overshortened
overshortening
overshortens
overshot
overshots
oversick
overside
oversides
oversight (current term)
oversightly
oversights
oversimple
oversimplification
oversimplifications
oversimplified
oversimplifier
oversimplifiers
oversimplifies
oversimplify
oversimplifying
oversimplistic
oversimplistically
oversimply

Literary usage of Oversight

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Vision for a New IRS: Report of the National Commission on Restructuring the by Bob Kerry (1998)
"First, the Commission recommends more coordinated congressional oversight, so that the IRS receives clear and consistent direction from Congress. ..."

2. How Our Laws Are Made by Charles W. Johnson (1999)
"LEGISLATIVE oversight BY STANDING COMMITTEES Each standing committee, other than the Committees on Appropriations and on the Budget, is required to review ..."

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