Oversight

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Definition

an oversight: an omission, an error, a mistake, negligence
noun
Due to an oversight on my part, we will have to look at the budget proposal again. I made a mistake and forgot to consider an important part of the expenses.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Due to an oversight, we have not paid the bill.
US: The letter was sent unsigned thanks to my unfortunate oversight.
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Examples

  • "Due to an unfortunate oversight on Polly's part (she has since been chastised), this wasn't noticed until today, roughly five and half months since the two of you joined the team. What I'm saying is that you two must visit company physician Dr. Bob Loblaw sometime within the next two weeks."
  • "I am writing to you because I have a bit of a problem. Due to a production oversight in our Paris manufacturing plant, we have an enormous surplus of last year's fragrance 'Bordello Breeze'."

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