oversight

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Noun[change]

Singular
oversight

Plural
oversights

  1. An oversight is something that someone does by mistake, without seeing that they are doing it.
    He didn't thank me, but I'm sure that was just an oversight.
  2. Oversight is the action of watching and making sure people do things right.
    We have many ordinary workers, and a manager for oversight.
  3. On Wikipedia, oversight is deleting pages or parts of pages so that not even administrators can see the part that was deleted.
    I put my email address on Wikipedia by mistake, but I asked for oversight so that no one would see it.