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1. The quality or habit of being inadvertent.
2. An instance of being inadvertent; an oversight.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin inadvertentia : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Medieval Latin advertentia, advertence; see advertence.]
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1. lack of attention; heedlessness
2. an instance or an effect of being inadvertent; oversight; slip
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in•ad•vert•ence(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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|Noun||1.||inadvertence - an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something|
omission - neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something
|2.||inadvertence - the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities|
attentiveness - the trait of being observant and paying attention
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