oversight oversight  /ˈoʊ vər ˌsaɪt/


  1. (n) an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
  2. (n) management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
  3. (n) a mistake resulting from inattention


  1. Cheney's resistance to oversight by anyone congressional or executive isn't new.
  2. Until a Truth Commission comes into being, I encourage the appropriate committees of the House to conduct vigorous oversight of these issues.
  3. Lack of oversight means lack of policing, which often leads to underreporting of potentially fatal accidents.


  1. See the MDC? More oversight for development group

    The Manchester Development Corporation needs more oversight.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

  2. SEC Alleges 'Systemic' Lapses in Oversight at CBOE

    SEC Alleges 'Systemic' Lapses in Oversight at CBOE
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Commissioners create oversight committee, adjust budget for private defender office

    Commissioners create oversight committee, adjust budget process for private defender office during meeting Monday, June 10.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal


  1. ...said the deal included 90% of the measures his administration had initially proposed and expressed optimism that the changes would avert future financial crises: "We've all seen what happens when there's inadequate oversight and...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Guardian

  2. "The burden is on the president to justify any additional resources for a mission," said Pelosi, D-Calif. "Congress is ready to use its constitutional authority of oversight to question what is the justification for this spending, what are...
    on Jan 7, 2007 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: USA Today

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