- When you forget to include a reference in your works cited, this is an example of an oversight.
- When you monitor a construction project to make sure it progresses well, this is an example of oversight.
- superintendence or supervision, often, specif., as part of governmental regulation
- an unintentional, careless mistake or omission
- An unintentional omission or mistake.
- Watchful care or management; supervision.
over- +"Ž sight.