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Meaning of OVERSIGHT

Pronunciation:  'owvur`sIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a mistake resulting from inattention
  2. [n]  management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
  3. [n]  an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
 

OVERSIGHT is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: inadvertence, lapse, superintendence, supervising, supervision
 
 See Also: direction, error, fault, invigilation, management, mistake, omission

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O"ver*sight`\, n.
1. Watchful care; superintendence; general supervision.

2. An overlooking; an omission; an error. --Hooker.

3. Escape from an overlooked peril. [R.] ``His fool-happy
   oversight.'' --Spenser.

Syn: Superintendence; supervision; inspection; overlooking;
     inadvertence; neglect; mistake; error; omission.

 
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