Absent-minded meaning

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Deep in thought and heedless of present circumstances or activities; preoccupied.
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The definition of absent minded is being so lost in thought that you are forgetful or preoccupied.

An example of being absent minded is being so distracted by a problem that you forget where you parked your car.

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So dreamy or lost in thought as not to pay attention to what one is doing or what is going on around one.
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Absent in mind; abstracted; preoccupied; forgetful or careless due to distraction; easily distracted. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]

It took the absent-minded man twenty minutes to find his glasses on top of his head.

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Alternative form of absent-minded.
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Habitually forgetful.
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Origin of absent-minded