Oversight ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Oversight ( noun )

  1. The act of overseeing or supervising.
  2. An unintentional failure to notice or do something.
  3. An omission or error that occurs during the course of a process or task.
  4. 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.


  1. The company's oversight of the construction project was thorough and effective.
  2. Her oversight of the children's safety was admirable.
  3. The mistake was due to an oversight on my part.
  4. The board of directors formed an oversight committee to monitor the organization's finances.
  5. The government agency was criticized for its oversight of the safety of consumer products.

(As a verb)

Oversight ( verb )

  1. To supervise or oversee.
  2. To fail to notice or do something unintentionally.


From over- +‎ sight.


  1. She was asked to oversee and oversight the project.
  2. He inadvertently oversighted an important detail.
  3. We need to be careful not to oversight any potential issues.
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