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o·ver·sight

oversight

 
 
pronunciation:
o vr saIt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a lack of paying attention to what one is doing.
That you didn't receive an invitation was due to an oversight.
synonyms:
absent-mindedness
similar words:
carelessness, disregard, lapse, neglect
definition 2: careful direction or guidance of what someone is doing.
The teacher's oversight of the children's work is appreciated.
synonyms:
charge, keeping, watch
similar words:
administration, care, custody, eye, management, observation, protection, responsibility