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oversight

Syllabification: o·ver·sight
Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌsīt
 
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Definition of oversight in English:

noun

1An unintentional failure to notice or do something: he said his failure to pay for the tickets was an oversight was the mistake due to oversight?
More example sentences
  • Full of contradictions, failures and oversights, the architect's personal life seemed to have none of the clarity possessed by his great works.
  • In the past year, numerous media accounts have revealed screw-ups, miscalculations and oversights.
  • What do you see as the critical lapses or perhaps oversights?
Synonyms
informal slip-up, boo-boo, goof, flub
carelessness, inattention, negligence, forgetfulness, laxity
2The action of overseeing something: effective oversight of the financial reporting process
More example sentences
  • The obvious solution is direct government oversight in the form of industry regulations.
  • No other state agency exercises effective oversight over army expenditures.
  • The lax regulatory oversight and risk management are now being reborn as bad loans.

Words that rhyme with oversight

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