(As a noun)
Oversight ( noun )
- The act of overseeing or supervising.
- An unintentional failure to notice or do something.
- An omission or error that occurs during the course of a process or task.
- A committee or group responsible for supervising or overseeing a particular activity or organization.
From middle english oversiht, from old english ofersihþ (“surveillance, care, superintendence”), equivalent to over- + sight. cognate with dutch overzicht, german übersicht.
- The company's oversight of the construction project was thorough and effective.
- Her oversight of the children's safety was admirable.
- The mistake was due to an oversight on my part.
- The board of directors formed an oversight committee to monitor the organization's finances.
- The government agency was criticized for its oversight of the safety of consumer products.
(As a verb)
Oversight ( verb )
- To supervise or oversee.
- To fail to notice or do something unintentionally.
From over- + sight.
- She was asked to oversee and oversight the project.
- He inadvertently oversighted an important detail.
- We need to be careful not to oversight any potential issues.