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inattention

noun in·at·ten·tion \ˌi-nə-ˈten(t)-shən\

: failure to carefully think about, listen to, or watch someone or something : lack of attention

Full Definition of INATTENTION

:  failure to pay attention

Examples of INATTENTION

  1. Many traffic accidents are the result of driver inattention.
  2. They lost several potential clients through their inattention to detail.

First Known Use of INATTENTION

circa 1670

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