inattention

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

Definition of inattention

  1. :  failure to pay attention

Examples of inattention in a sentence

  1. Many traffic accidents are the result of driver inattention.

  2. They lost several potential clients through their inattention to detail.

Circa 1670

First Known Use of inattention

circa 1670


INATTENTION Defined for English Language Learners

inattention

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

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

inattention

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noun in·at·ten·tion \ˌi-nə-ˈten-shən\

Definition of inattention for Students

  1. :  failure to pay attention The accident resulted from the driver's inattention.



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