Overwatch vs Oversight - What's the difference?

overwatch | oversight |


As nouns the difference between overwatch and oversight

is that overwatch is (military) the supervision of one unit or vehicle by another while the supervised unit is firing or moving while oversight is an omission; something that is left out, missed or forgotten.

As a verb overwatch

is to watch over.

overwatch

Verb

  • To watch over.
  • Noun

    (-)
  • (military) The supervision of one unit or vehicle by another while the supervised unit is firing or moving.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2007, date=September 11, author=Michael R. Gordon, title=Petraeus Sees Bigger Role in Protecting Iraqi Civilians, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=At a further and undefined point in the future, the American force would shrink to about seven and later five brigades — all involved in overwatch missions. }}

    oversight

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An omission; something that is left out, missed or forgotten.
  • Supervision or management.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Can China clean up fast enough? , passage=It has jailed environmental activists and is planning to limit the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.}}