inadvertence

[ in-uhd-vur-tns ]
/ ˌɪn ədˈvɜr tns /

noun

the quality or condition of being inadvertent; heedlessness.
the act or effect of inattention; an oversight.

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Origin of inadvertence

From theMedieval Latin word inadvertentia, dating back to 1560–70. See inadvertency, -ence
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British Dictionary definitions for inadvertence

inadvertence

inadvertency

/ (ˌɪnədˈvɜːtəns) /

noun

lack of attention; heedlessness
an instance or an effect of being inadvertent; oversight; slip
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