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Lack of attention, notice, or regard.


(ˌɪn əˈtɛn ʃən)

lack of attention; negligence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inattention - lack of attention
basic cognitive process - cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
heedlessness, inattentiveness - a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
distraction - an obstacle to attention
disregard, neglect - lack of attention and due care
attending, attention - the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others


عَدَم إنتِباه
eftirtektarleysi; skeytingarleysi


[ˌɪnəˈtenʃən] N (= inattentiveness) → falta f de atención; (= neglect) → falta f de interés, desinterés m


[ˌɪnəˈtɛnʃən] nmanque m d'attention


nUnaufmerksamkeit f; inattention to detailUngenauigkeit fim Detail


[ˌɪnəˈtɛnʃn] n inattention (to)mancanza di attenzione (per or nei confronti di), disattenzione f (per or nei confronti di)


(inəˈtentiv) adjective
not paying attention; not attentive. This pupil is very inattentive in class; an inattentive audience.
ˌinatˈtention noun
ˌinatˈtentiveness noun
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Gelles, who is the former dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, notes that teachers and administrators--like neighbors and relatives--often engage in "selective inattention." The research, according to Gelles, suggests that people are less likely to report those who look like them and seem to be from the same socioeconomic group.
That people have such mental content is acknowledged in well-known psychoanalytical views, but no less so in neurophysiological literature in terms such as selective attention, selective inattention, perceptual filtering, and being less aware of mental content in doing activities semi-automatically, for example when driving a car, dressing, etc.
Selective inattention to research that contradicts one's promotional efforts is a serious ethical violation, as is creating problems that can only be solved by the client's product.

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