from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or habit of being inadvertent.
- n. An instance of being inadvertent; an oversight or slip.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state or quality of being inadvertent; inadvertency; heedlessness; carelessness; negligence.
- n. An effect or result of inattention; an oversight or mistake from negligence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being inadvertent; lack of heedfulness or attentiveness; inattention; negligence.
- n. An effect of inattention; a result of carelessness; an oversight, mistake, or fault from negligence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or character of being inadvertent; inattention; negligence; heedlessness.
- n. An effect of inattention; an oversight, mistake, or fault proceeding from mental negligence.
- n. Synonyms Oversight, etc. See negligence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
- n. an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin inadvertentia : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Medieval Latin advertentia, advertence; see advertence.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)