- Watchful or regulatory supervision.
- A mistake made because someone failed to notice something.
Examples of Oversight with the meaning of “supervision”
- As manager, she has oversight over several projects.
- As regulator, their job is to maintain oversight of the industry.
- George Orwell described the extreme of government oversight in his book, 1984.
Examples of Oversight with the meaning of a “careless error”
- The President’s claim of having the all-time record of being on the cover of Time magazine is clearly an oversight. He’s only been on the cover 11 times; Nixon was on the cover 55 times.
- Not including you in the email invite was just an oversight. I’m sorry.
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