inadvertence[in′ad vʉrt′'ns, -əd-]
- The quality or habit of being inadvertent.
- An instance of being inadvertent; an oversight.
Origin of inadvertenceMiddle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin inadvertentia : Latin in-, not; see in–1 + Medieval Latin advertentia, advertence; see advertence .
(countable and uncountable, plural inadvertences)
- The state or quality of being inadvertent; inadvertency; heedlessness; carelessness; negligence.
- Many mistakes proceed from inadvertence.
- Inadvertency, or want of attendance to the sense and intention of our prayers. — Jeremy Taylor.
- An effect or result of inattention; an oversight or mistake from negligence.
From Middle French inadvertance