What does the word oversight mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • An error due to inattention.

Usage examples for oversight

  1. Though he didn't say it, I got the sense that his guys were out of control, so excited by the freedom from ad- hoc oversight that they were running wild. – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  2. Taken at their face value, the recorded stories of that early time would leave one to infer that the common people, whose industry supported this superstructure of sordid mastery, could have survived only by oversight. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  3. Doctor Howe organized the blind asylum so that it almost ran itself without his oversight, and as always happens in such cases he was idolized by those who were under his direction. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns