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inadvertence

noun in·ad·ver·tence \ˌi-nəd-ˈvər-tən(t)s\

Definition of INADVERTENCE

1
:  the fact or action of being inadvertent
2
:  a result of inattention :  oversight
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Origin of INADVERTENCE

Middle English, from Medieval Latin inadvertentia, from Latin in- + advertent-, advertens, present participle of advertere to advert
First Known Use: 15th century

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