Definition of oversight
- you to whom oversight of the University is entrusted
- —N. M. Pusey
- congressional oversight
- The new manager was given oversight of the project.
- whether by oversight or intention
- —G. B. Shaw
- The error was a simple oversight.
The fact that you didn't get an invitation is surely just an oversight.
The error was a simple oversight.
The new manager was given oversight of the project.
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: a mistake made because someone forgets or fails to notice something
: the act or job of directing work that is being done
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