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Meaning of oversight

o•ver•sight

Pronunciation: (ō'vur-sīt"), [key]
— n.
  1. an omission or error due to carelessness: My bank statement is full of oversights.
  2. unintentional failure to notice or consider; lack of proper attention: Owing to my oversight, the letter was sent unsigned.
  3. supervision; watchful care: a person responsible for the oversight of the organization.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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