inadvertence


noun

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

noun

  1. lack of attention; heedlessness
  2. an instance or an effect of being inadvertent; oversight; slip
n.

mid-15c., from Middle French inadvertance (14c.), from Scholastic Latin inadvertentia, from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + advertentia, from Latin advertere “to direct one’s attention to,” literally “to turn toward” (see advertise).

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