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oversight

o·ver·sight

oversight

 
 
pronunciation:
o vr saIt
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a lapse in attention to what one is doing.
An oversight caused me to be late paying the bill.
synonyms:
absent-mindedness, inadvertence, inattention
similar words:
carelessness, disregard, lapse, laxity, neglect
definition 2: that which is neglected through lack of attention; careless error.
Forgetting to send her an invitation was an oversight that I feel bad about.
synonyms:
blunder, inadvertence, neglect, slip-up
similar words:
error, flub, goof, lapse, mistake, slip
definition 3: careful supervision.
The teacher's oversight of the children's work is appreciated.
synonyms:
charge, keeping, supervision, watch
similar words:
administration, auspice, care, custody, eye, management, observation, protection, responsibility, surveillance, tutelage
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