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I've always been fond of the saying that when it comes to oversight and reform, the federal government does two things well: nothing and overreact.
Darrell Issa

Meaning of "oversight" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OVERSIGHT

oversight  [ˈəʊvəˌsaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OVERSIGHT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oversight is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OVERSIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of oversight in the English dictionary

The definition of oversight in the dictionary is an omission or mistake, esp one made through failure to notice something. Other definition of oversight is supervision.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OVERSIGHT


amebocyte
əˈmiːbəˌsaɪt
anorthosite
ænˈɔːθəˌsaɪt
anthracite
ˈænθrəˌsaɪt
cerussite
ˈsɪərəˌsaɪt
chalcocite
ˈkælkəˌsaɪt
ectoparasite
ˌɛktəʊˈpærəˌsaɪt
granulocyte
ˈɡrænjʊləˌsaɪt
hepatocyte
hɪˈpætəˌsaɪt
histiocyte
ˈhɪstɪəˌsaɪt
jarosite
ˈdʒærəˌsaɪt
kamacite
ˈkæməˌsaɪt
leucocyte
ˈluːkəˌsaɪt
leukocyte
ˈluːkəˌsaɪt
marcasite
ˈmɑːkəˌsaɪt
megakaryocyte
ˌmɛɡəˈkærɪəˌsaɪt
oocyte
ˈəʊəˌsaɪt
parasite
ˈpærəˌsaɪt
phagocyte
ˈfæɡəˌsaɪt
reticulocyte
rɪˈtɪkjʊləˌsaɪt
thrombocyte
ˈθrɒmbəˌsaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OVERSIGHT

overshadow
oversharp
overshine
overshirt
overshoe
overshoot
overshot
overshower
oversick
overside
oversimple
oversimplification
oversimplified
oversimplifies
oversimplify
oversimplistic
oversimply
oversize
oversize(d)
oversized

WORDS THAT END LIKE OVERSIGHT

a sight
at sight
blindsight
bombsight
bright
eyesight
foresight
hindsight
insight
know by sight
line of sight
not by a long sight
out of sight
out-of-sight
outasight
outsight
peep sight
rear sight
second sight
sight
telescopic sight

Synonyms and antonyms of oversight in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OVERSIGHT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «oversight» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of oversight

Translation of «oversight» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OVERSIGHT

Find out the translation of oversight to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oversight from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oversight» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

监督
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

supervisión
570 millions of speakers

English

oversight
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निरीक्षण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إشْرَافٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

надзор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

supervisão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভুল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

surveillance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengawasan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aufsicht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

監督
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

감독
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pengawasan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự giám sát
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேற்பார்வை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उपेक्षा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gözetim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

supervisione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nadzór
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

контроль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

supraveghere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εποπτεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toesig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tillsyn
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oppsyn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oversight

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OVERSIGHT»

The term «oversight» is very widely used and occupies the 18.798 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OVERSIGHT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oversight

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10 QUOTES WITH «OVERSIGHT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word oversight.
1
Sal Albanese
If the City Council wants to hold the police accountable, it has the subpoena power and oversight responsibility to do so. They don't have the courage to do it.
2
Bob Barr
It is high time for some congressional oversight backbone.
3
Bob Barr
When conducted with proper preparation, and in a focused and professional manner, oversight of executive branch actions can reveal serious shortcomings by government officials and help prevent recurrence; the 'Waco hearings,' conducted over a two-week period in 1995, stand as an example of such an undertaking.
4
Stephen Cambone
The office has oversight of people who do analysis and oversight of people who do operations, but it is not charged with doing either. That is an important point to make. Those functions are performed by the CIA, DIA and other agencies.
5
Jamie Dimon
JP Morgan always has higher capital liquidity, that is partially to make up for mistakes and problems and obviously it's a tough economy. We support an oversight committee, we supported some of the compensation, new compensation rules, though we already follow most of them. We support a lot of it.
6
Sibel Edmonds
And I have been campaigning for the past three months trying to get the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the oversight authority and responsibility to start its own public hearings.
7
Michael Eisner
Eventually the consumer will come to appreciate the editorial point of view of every different brand. User-generated content without editorial oversight will simply be background noise.
8
Maggie Gallagher
When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power.
9
Lars Peter Hansen
Early on, in discussions of financial oversight, people would say, 'Well, this is a very complicated problem, therefore it requires a complicated solution.' And at that step, I would say, 'Well, wait a minute. Just because it's a complicated problem doesn't mean the best course of action immediately is one that's complicated.'
10
Darrell Issa
I've always been fond of the saying that when it comes to oversight and reform, the federal government does two things well: nothing and overreact.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OVERSIGHT»

Discover the use of oversight in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oversight and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Civilian Oversight of Policing: Governance, Democracy, and ...
More and more countries are experimenting with different forms of police accountability and many are turning to civilian oversight bodies in an attempt to improve the process.This book examines recent experiences with, and prospects for, ...
Andrew John Goldsmith, Colleen Lewis, 2000
2
Congressional Oversight
Throughout history congress has engaged in oversight of the executive branch -- the review, monitoring and supervision of the implementation of public policy.
Martin O. James, 2002
3
Medical Equipment Maintenance: Management and Oversight
This book presents the basic elements of medical equipment maintenance and management required of healthcare leaders responsible for managing or overseeing this function.
Binseng Wang, 2012
4
Keeping a Watchful Eye: The Politics of Congressional Oversight
This book examines the reasons behind the surprising growth of congressional oversight.
Joel D. Aberbach, 2001
5
Longterm care federal oversight of growing Medicaid home and ...
Kathryn G. Allen. provide authorized needed services may result in harm and could affect the continued ability of beneficiaries to be cared for at home. • Plan of care. Issues included plans of care that (1) insufficiently addressed the needs of ...
Kathryn G. Allen
6
Aviation Safety: FAA Oversight of Repair Stations Needs ...
U.S. airlines and air cargo companies operate more than 6,700 aircraft. Nearly half of the work of maintaining, repairing and renovating this fleet is done by about 2,800 independent repair stations rather than the air carriers themselves.
Robert Jerry Aiken, 1997
7
Legislative Oversight and Budgeting: A World Perspective
The budget process provides critical opportunities. Section II of this volume is devoted to examining budget oversight from the formulation and approval of the budget, to implementation and the ex post examination of the public accounts.
Rick Stapenhurst, 2008
8
Bank oversight structure : U.S. and foreign experience may ...
Aspects of bank oversight systems in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom (U.K.) may be useful to consider when addressing bank oversight modernization. All of the foreign systems had fewer total entities overseeing ...
9
Knowledge Management in Police Oversight: Law Enforcement ...
Based on integrity and accountability challenges in police forces all over the world, this book discusses the roles and methods of police oversight agencies.
Petter Gottschalk, 2009
10
Rail Transit: Observations on FTA's State Safety Oversight ...
Rail transit generally has been one of the safest forms of public transportation.
Katherine Siggerud, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OVERSIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oversight is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Out of control: The DEA overpays informants without oversight
An audit released last week by the Department of Justice provides fresh evidence that the Drug Enforcement Administration needs a thorough ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
2
At Senate hearing, U.S. oversight of Haitian affairs spelled out
Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Republican presidential candidate, questioned the State Department's Thomas C. Adams during a Senate hearing on ... «Liberation, Jul 15»
3
Editorial: When oversight becomes busy work
Finding the balance between responsible oversight and wasteful micromanagement can be a challenge. Yet putting oversight on auto pilot is ... «Lansing State Journal, Jul 15»
4
Letter: Carriage tour oversight works
If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? I don't know about that, but when a horse falls in the city, the sound is deafening. Almost lost in ... «Charleston Post Courier, Jul 15»
5
Gov't moving to change make-up of parliamentary oversight
The APNU+AF​C government is moving to change the composition of key oversight parliamentary committees to reflect its majority. «Stabroek News, Jul 15»
6
Experts call for beefing up Orange County's sheriff oversight
Experts on police oversight and civil liberties told the Orange County Board of Supervisors Friday that it should retain the independent monitor ... «89.3 KPCC, Jul 15»
7
DEA's Confidential Informant Program Basically Being Run With No …
We will continue to audit the DEA's Confidential Source Program to more fully assess the DEA's management and oversight of its confidential ... «Techdirt, Jul 15»
8
Group calls for more APD oversight
Amarillo Citizens for Open Government continued to call for a civilian oversight committee after Amarillo Police Department officers were ... «Amarillo.com, Jul 15»
9
FIFA Corruption Reform, Independent Oversight Committee Unlikely …
FIFA has vowed to enact meaningful reforms without external oversight, but watchdogs aren't convinced this is possible. Pictured: A British ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
10
Lawyer tapped for Boise police oversight spot
Bieter appointed Natalie Camacho Mendoza as head of the Office of Police Oversight. The new director is an attorney at Camacho Mendoza ... «KTVB, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Oversight [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oversight>. Sep 2019 ».
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