1. Watchful care; superintendence; general supervision.
2. An overlooking; an omission; an error.
3. Escape from an overlooked peril. [R.] “His fool-happy oversight.”
Syn: -- Superintendence; supervision; inspection; overlooking; inadvertence; neglect; mistake; error; omission.
n 1: an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice
something [syn: inadvertence]
2: management by overseeing the performance or operation of a
person or group [syn: supervision, supervising, superintendence]
3: a mistake resulting from inattention [syn: lapse]