oversight

  • 1oversight — UK US /ˈəʊvəsaɪt/ noun ► [U] LAW, GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT systems or actions to control an activity and make sure that it is done correctly and legally: »In commodity trading, key goods such as oil or uranium are traded with almost no oversight.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2oversight — oversight, supervision, surveillance all denote the function or duty of watching or guarding for the sake of proper control or direction. Oversight applies to the function or duty not only of one who is called an overseer or an inspector but of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3oversight — Care needs to be taken to distinguish the two primary meanings, (1) ‘supervision’: • There must be a representative of Scotland in the United Kingdom Cabinet with a general oversight over the economy and the framing of Scotland s budget Lord Home …

    Modern English usage

  • 4Oversight — O ver*sight , n. 1. Watchful care; superintendence; general supervision. [1913 Webster] 2. An overlooking; an omission; an error. Hooker. [1913 Webster] 3. Escape from an overlooked peril. [R.] His fool happy oversight. Spenser. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5oversight — [n1] failure, omission blank*, blunder, carelessness, chasm, default, delinquency, dereliction, disregard, error, fault, inattention, lapse, laxity, miscue, mistake, neglect, overlook, overlooking, preterition, pretermission, skip, slip, slipup*; …

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  • 6oversight — I (carelessness) noun blunder, careless mistake, careless omission, erratum, error, failure, failure to notice, heedlessness, inadvertency, inattention, incuria, lapse, laxity, laxness, mistake, neglect, negligence, nonobservance, remissness,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7oversight — (n.) supervision, c.1400, from OVER (Cf. over) + SIGHT (Cf. sight). Meaning omission of notice, fact of passing over without seeing attested from late 15c.; Cf. OVERSEE (Cf. oversee) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8oversight — ► NOUN ▪ an unintentional failure to notice or do something …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9oversight — [ō′vər sīt΄] n. 1. a superintendence; supervision, esp. when careful or vigilant 2. an unintentional, careless mistake or omission …

    English World dictionary

  • 10oversight — n. 1) an oversight that + clause (it was through an oversight that you were not invited) 2) by, through an oversight (her name was omitted through an oversight) * * * [ əʊvəsaɪt] through an oversight (her name was omitted through an oversight) by …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11oversight — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)saɪt[/t]] oversights 1) N COUNT If there has been an oversight, someone has forgotten to do something which they should have done. William was angered and embarrassed by his oversight... By an unfortunate oversight, full instructions… …

    English dictionary

  • 12oversight — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ unfortunate ▪ administrative PREPOSITION ▪ by (an) oversight ▪ By an oversight, we did not send out the agenda for the meeting …

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  • 13oversight — UK [ˈəʊvə(r)ˌsaɪt] / US [ˈoʊvərˌsaɪt] noun Word forms oversight : singular oversight plural oversights 1) [countable] something that you do not notice or think of that causes problems later Employees were paid late due to an oversight in the… …

    English dictionary

  • 14Oversight — For the process to permanently remove privacy violating content from Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Oversight. Oversight may refer to: Regulation – rulemaking Separation of powers (checks and balances) the concept of separate branches of government or… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15oversight — o|ver|sight [ˈəuvəsaıt US ˈouvər ] n [U and C] 1.) a mistake in which you forget something or do not notice something ▪ I assure you that this was purely an oversight on my part. 2.) have oversight of sth to be in charge of something ▪ He has… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16oversight — o|ver|sight [ ouvər,saıt ] noun 1. ) count something you do not notice or think of that causes problems later: Employees were paid late due to an oversight in the accounting department. 2. ) uncount FORMAL the job of checking that a process or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17oversight — noun (C, U) 1 a mistake that you make by not noticing something or by forgetting to do something: I assure you that this was purely an oversight on my part. 2 have oversight of to be in charge of a piece of work and check that it is satisfactory …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18oversight — /oh veuhr suyt /, n. 1. an omission or error due to carelessness: My bank statement is full of oversights. 2. unintentional failure to notice or consider; lack of proper attention: Owing to my oversight, the letter was sent unsigned. 3.… …

    Universalium

  • 19oversight — noun a) An omission; something that is left out, missed or forgotten. A small oversight at this stage can lead to big problems later. b) supervision or management The bureaucracy was subject to government oversight …

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  • 20oversight — noun 1) a stupid oversight Syn: mistake, error, omission, lapse, slip, blunder; informal slip up, boo boo, goof, flub 2) the omission was due to oversight Syn: carelessness, inattention …

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