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OVERSIGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oversight mean? 

OVERSIGHT (noun)
  The noun OVERSIGHT has 3 senses:

1. an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
2. management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
3. a mistake resulting from inattention

  Familiarity information: OVERSIGHT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERSIGHT (noun)


Sense 1oversight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

inadvertence; oversight

Hypernyms ("oversight" is a kind of...):

omission (neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something)


Sense 2oversight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

superintendence; supervising; supervision; oversight

Hypernyms ("oversight" is a kind of...):

direction; management (the act of managing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "oversight"):

invigilation (keeping watch over examination candidates to prevent cheating)


Sense 3oversight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mistake resulting from inattention

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

lapse; oversight

Hypernyms ("oversight" is a kind of...):

error; fault; mistake (a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention)


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