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Definition of oversight:

  1. An overlooking; an omission; an error.
  2. Escape from an overlooked peril.
  3. Watchful care; superintendence; general supervision.

Synonyms:

guidance, inadvertence, superintendence, anxiety, intendance, flub, wariness, delinquency, gaff, default, governance, concern, operation, presidency, boo-boo, screwup, slight, superintendency, bobble, unmindfulness, check, nonfeasance, circumspection, search, worry, perplexity, caution, miscue, supervising, heed, stewardship, care, boob, goof, fumble, misstep, vigilance, trip, precaution, running, due diligence, regulation, lapse, lapsing, slipup, backsliding, fluff, forethought, inadvertency, mix-up, headship, analysis, relapse, watchfulness, neglect, prudence, solicitude, reverting, handling, clanger, stumble, supervision, attention, dereliction, charge, trouble, misprision, care for, relapsing, misapprehension, reversion, brick, clinker.

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