Absent-minded Ab`sent-mind"ed, a. Absent in mind; abstracted; preoccupied. -- {Ab`sent-mind"ed*ness}, n. -- {Ab`sent-mind"ed*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • Absent-mindedness — can refer to three very different things: # a low level of attention ( blanking or “zoning out”); # intense attention to a single object of focus (hyperfocus) that makes us oblivious to events around us; or # unwarranted distraction of attention… …   Wikipedia

  • absent-mindedness — absent minded ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inattentive or forgetful. DERIVATIVES absent mindedly adverb absent mindedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • absent-mindedness — [n] preoccupation absorption, abstraction, distraction, dreaminess, forgetfulness, heedlessness, inattention; concepts 293,410,532,690 …   New thesaurus

  • absent-mindedness — noun The characteristic or state of being easily distracted or preoccupied. I dont mean to make mistakes; its just absent mindedness. Syn: absence of mind See Also: absent minded, absent mindedly …   Wiktionary

  • absent-mindedness — absent mindˈedness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑absent …   Useful english dictionary

  • absent-mindedness — See absent mindedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • absent-mindedness — See: absent minded …   English dictionary

  • absent-mindedness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being so lost in solitary thought as to be unaware of one s surroundings: abstraction, bemusement, brown study, daydreaming, muse2, reverie, study, trance. See AWARENESS …   English dictionary for students

  • absent mindedness — distraction of thought …   English contemporary dictionary

  • absent-minded — absent mindedly, adv. absent mindedness, n. /ab seuhnt muyn did/, adj. so lost in thought that one does not realize what one is doing, what is happening, etc.; preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one s immediate surroundings. Also,… …   Universalium

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