Inadvertence definition

ĭnəd-vûrtns
The quality or habit of being inadvertent.
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An instance of being inadvertent; an oversight.
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The quality of being inadvertent.
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An instance of this; oversight; mistake.
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The state or quality of being inadvertent; inadvertency; heedlessness; carelessness; negligence.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
inadvertence
Plural:
inadvertences

Origin of inadvertence

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin inadvertentia Latin in- not in–1 Medieval Latin advertentia advertence advertence

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French inadvertance

    From Wiktionary