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n. pl. in·ad·ver·ten·cies
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(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
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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. He was tried by his captain, and the sentence confirmed by wireless telegraphy by the Prince, and it was decided to make his death an example to the whole fleet.
She is a connoisseur of these moments of inadvertency. She alone catches some of the ironies of which the author would like us to be aware.
"What people often don't seem to realise is that a handful of child-onchild killings happen every year in this country, and usually they're a product of inadvertency, of kids of inappropriate age being left in charge, of bullying getting out of hand, and children simply not understanding the likely consequences of their actions.
The president has been guided by a view of race that may be termed strategic inadvertency. He believes policies should not be shaped with a view to helping blacks specifically but supports ideas from which they are likely to benefit.
For a woman, making a spectacle out of herself had more to do with a kind of inadvertency and loss of boundaries: the possessors of large, aging, and dimpled thighs displayed at the public beach, of overly rouged cheeks, of a voice shrill in laughter, or of a sliding bra strap ...
Jacob, from Taff's Well, tried to close the door slightly, but it closed fully and inadvertency activated the lock.
In this editorial note, I wish to briefly highlight and further emphasize the significance of the subconscious processes that often accompany all political and cultural, including philosophical, dialogues, and reflect on the ways in which Dussel's conceptual frames and the conversations in the present volume provide opportunities for reflections that may further contribute to understanding the challenge intellectual inadvertency poses in advancing decoloniality and pluriversality.
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.
(106) Although the Supreme Court in Horton explicitly omitted any inadvertency requirement to the plain view doctrine, the Carey court noted that because the officer's subjective intent was to find something not authorized by the warrant, he violated the defendant's Fourth Amendment rights.
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.
Indeed, if the person does not have in mind to activate the sensor, then additional halakhic concepts come to bear, such as niha lei (incidental benefit,), davar sheaino mitkaven (unintended action), mitqsek (inadvertency); but that discussion does not affect the categorizing of "activating an electrical circuit" under the heading of boneh.