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an act or instance of neglecting

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an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something

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management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group

a mistake resulting from inattention

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I hope so,' replied I, taking his pawn that he had pushed into the way of my bishop with so careless an air that I thought it was an oversight, but was not generous enough, under the circumstances, to direct his attention to it, and too heedless, at the moment, to foresee the after-consequences of my move.
Then I discovered that I had been guilty of a very grave oversight.
Though, as Esther afterwards boasted, she had made such use of the pay-ticket, that the States gained no great sum, by the oversight.
That was an oversight, certainly," replied the count; "but tell me, does the Count of Morcerf never visit the Opera?
It is likely that the Musgrave who held the secret died in the interval, and by some oversight left this guide to his descendant without explaining the meaning of it.
But nature has sometimes made sad oversights in carrying out her intention; as in the case of good Mr.
In spite of not a few errors and oversights (due to hasty composition) in the minor details of external fact, he has virtually lived Crusoe's life with him in imagination and he therefore makes the reader also pass with Crusoe through all his experiences, his fears, hopes and doubts.
The mode of founding a college is, commonly, to get up a subscription of dollars and cents, and then, following blindly the principles of a division of labor to its extreme -- a principle which should never be followed but with circumspection -- to call in a contractor who makes this a subject of speculation, and he employs Irishmen or other operatives actually to lay the foundations, while the students that are to be are said to be fitting themselves for it; and for these oversights successive generations have to pay.
Those actions involve either terminating or retiring the engagement partner, removing the engagement partner from performing or supervising audits of public companies, or subjecting the engagement partner to additional oversight on all public company audits.
There also is a shortage of funding for oversight, and an inability to pin down what the costs of oversight even are.
While this example illustrates how citizen oversight helped defuse a potentially volatile situation, the relationship between law enforcement and citizen oversight often has proved strained, at best, or even adversarial, in some cases.
It was enacted to enhance federal oversight of what was perceived as poor regulatory activity at the state level.
For a middleman to be subject to the requirements, he must exercise an oversight function with respect to the payment (Rev.
Tyner has joined the company as executive director, oversight group management.
Department of Transportations (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced in a letter to the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia departments of transportation and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) that it will utilize up to $900,000 from funds originally allocated to those agencies to conduct Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail safety oversight work.