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oversight

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvərsaɪt; ˈəʊvəsaɪt/

Translation of oversight in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 u and c (carelessness) descuido (masculine) the mistake was missed through oversight el error no fue advertido por descuido
    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?
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (supervision) [formal] supervisión (feminine)
    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.

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