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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)

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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)
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