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oversightnoun

 us   /ˈoʊ·vərˌsɑɪt/
  • oversight noun (MISTAKE)

[C] a ​mistake caused by a ​failure to ​notice or do something: Because of a ​bank oversight, the ​money had not been ​credited to my ​account.
  • oversight noun (MANAGEMENT)

[U] management of an ​operation or ​process: The ​FBIprovidedtechnicalexpertise and ​general oversight to the ​investigation.
(Definition of oversight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"oversight" in Business English

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oversightnoun

uk   us   /ˈəʊvəsaɪt/
[U] LAW, GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT systems or ​actions to ​control an ​activity and make sure that it is done correctly and ​legally: In ​commoditytrading, ​keygoods such as ​oil or uranium are ​traded with almost no oversight.government/regulatory oversight Lawmakers are ​questioning whether the ​industryneeds more ​government oversight.oversight of sth The ​report criticized ​weak oversight of the ​contractors.
[C] a mistake made because of a ​failure to ​notice something: For a ​developmenttargeting families, a ​lack of four-bed ​houses is an oversight. We apologize for this oversight.
(Definition of oversight from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “oversight”
in Spanish descuido…
in Vietnamese quên, bỏ sót…
in Malaysian kesilapan…
in Thai การมองข้าม…
in French inadvertance, oubli…
in German das Versehen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 失察, 疏忽, 疏漏…
in Turkish ehemmiyetsizlik, gözden kaçma, dikkatsizlik…
in Russian недосмотр, оплошность…
in Indonesian kegagalan memperhatikan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失察, 疏忽, 疏漏…
in Polish przeoczenie…
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