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n. pl. in·ad·ver·ten·cies


(ˌɪn ədˈvɜr tns)

1. the quality or condition of being inadvertent; heedlessness.
2. an oversight.
[1560–70; < Medieval Latin inadvertentia= Latin in- in-3 + advert(ere) to pay attention (see advert1)]
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Noun1.inadvertency - the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilitiesinadvertency - the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
attentiveness - the trait of being observant and paying attention
References in classic literature ?
The man's defence was that he had grown so used to the notices and had been so preoccupied with his work that he hadn't applied them to himself; he pleaded, in his defence, what is indeed in military affairs another serious crime, inadvertency.
Jacob, from Taff's Well, tried to close the door slightly, but it closed fully and inadvertency activated the lock.
This cautious, self-critical reflexivity not only is indicative of the depth of the project being advanced by Dussel and how he himself biographically arrived at his own world-view, but also points in my view to the enormity of a broader challenge that exists in any dialogue and liberatory effort in global social transformation, namely that of intellectual inadvertency.
In Grizzly Man, Herzog gives no answer, but he does hint at one in those unstudied moments of Treadwell's footage, their inadvertency and indirection pointing to a "drift" in the drive that precipitates its self-destructive character into a different relation to the world.
The capital lawyer asserted in court that the victim had spent several months with his legs in plaster then returned to the UK, due to him being a known drunk with the habit of lying in the road after midnight, having been knocked over several times before Sam's alleged inadvertency.
8) Needless to say, Martin's careful inadvertency would be catastrophic in the arena of such instant perceptual uptake.
This action that caused death of several people by inadvertency is punished by 7-15 years imprisonment.