Definition of oversight noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


; ˈoʊvərsaɪt
1 [countable, uncountable] the fact of making a mistake because you forget to do something or you do not notice somethingI didn't mean to leave her name off the list; it was an oversight.You can never entirely eliminate human error and oversight.2 [uncountable] (formal) the state of being in charge of somebody/somethingThe committee has oversight of finance and general policy.
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