over·sight

over·sight
/ˈoʊvɚˌsaıt/ noun, pl -sights
1 [count] : a mistake made because someone forgets or fails to notice something

The fact that you didn't get an invitation is surely just an oversight.

The error was a simple oversight.

2 [noncount] : the act or job of directing work that is being done

The new manager was given oversight of the project.

a congressional oversight committee [=a congressional committee that oversees something]


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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