I’ve always known the word "oversight" to refer to an error that arose due to carelessness. I have however, repeatedly come across the word "oversight" used as the noun of "oversee”. I checked www.dictionary.com for the meaning of the word and this is what it says:
1. an omission or error due to carelessness: My bank statement is full of oversights.
2. unintentional failure to notice or consider; lack of proper attention: Owing to my oversight, the letter was sent unsigned.
3. supervision; watchful care: a person responsible for the oversight of the organization.
Isn’t it strange that the same word could have opposite meanings?