Inadvertence In`ad*vert"ence; pl. {-ces}, Inadvertency In`ad*vert"en*cy; pl. {-cies}, n. [Cf. F. inadvertance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being inadvertent; lack of heedfulness or attentiveness; inattention; negligence; as, many mistakes proceed from inadvertence. [1913 Webster]

Inadvertency, or lack of attendance to the sense and intention of our prayers. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. An effect of inattention; a result of carelessness; an oversight, mistake, or fault from negligence. [1913 Webster]

The productions of a great genius, with many lapses an inadvertencies, are infinitely preferable to works of an inferior kind of author which are scrupulously exact. --Addison.

Syn: Inattention; heedlessness; carelessness; negligence; thoughtlessness. See {Inattention}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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