Oversight definitions

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The definition of an oversight is something that is missed or neglected accidentally, or the process of supervising and monitoring a project.

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.

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An unintentional omission or mistake.
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Watchful care or management; supervision.
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Superintendence or supervision, often, specif., as part of governmental regulation.
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An unintentional, careless mistake or omission.
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An omission; something that is left out, missed or forgotten.

A small oversight at this stage can lead to big problems later.

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The bureaucracy was subject to government oversight.

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Origin of oversight

over- +"Ž sight.