Definition of inattention
: failure to pay attention
Examples of inattention in a sentence
Many traffic accidents are the result of driver inattention.
They lost several potential clients through their inattention to detail.
First Known Use of inattention
INATTENTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inattention for English Language Learners
: failure to carefully think about, listen to, or watch someone or something : lack of attention
INATTENTION Defined for Kids
Definition of inattention for Students
: failure to pay attention <The accident resulted from the driver's inattention.>
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