Pronunciation: (ō'vur-sīt"), [key]
1. an omission or error due to carelessness: My bank statement is full of oversights.
2. unintentional failure to notice or consider; lack of proper attention: Owing to my oversight, the letter was sent unsigned.
3. supervision; watchful care: a person responsible for the oversight of the organization.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.