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oversight

noun

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1 the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something
  • oversight of the club's fund-raising activities

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2 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy
  • claiming "three billion" instead of "three million" was just an oversight

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3 the duty or function of watching or guarding for the sake of proper direction or control
  • you'll have oversight of the troop until the scoutmaster returns

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4 the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action
  • failing to lock the car can be an expensive oversight if it gets stolen

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The first known use of oversight was in the 15th century

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“Oversight.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/oversight. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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