inattention

  • 1 inattention — [ inatɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1662; de 1. in et attention ♦ Manque d attention. Un instant, une minute d inattention et l accident arrive. Imprudent par inattention. ⇒ distraction, inadvertance, insouciance, légèreté, négligence. Faute, erreur d… …

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  • 2 Inattention — In at*ten tion, n. [Pref. in not + attention: cf. F. inattention.] Lack of attention, or failure to pay attention; disregard; heedlessness; neglect. [1913 Webster] Novel lays attract our ravished ears; But old, the mind inattention hears. Pope.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 inattention — index dishonor (nonpayment), disinterest (lack of interest), disregard (unconcern), disuse, inconsideration …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 inattention — (n.) 1710, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + ATTENTION (Cf. attention) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 inattention — [in΄ə ten′shən] n. failure to pay attention; heedlessness; negligence …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Inattention — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inattention >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inattention inattention inconsideration Sgm: N 1 inconsiderateness inconsiderateness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 oversight oversight Sgm: N 1 inadvertence inadvertence inadvertency …

    English dictionary for students

  • 7 inattention — n. inattention to (inattention to detail) * * * [ˌɪnə tenʃ(ə)n] inattention to (inattention to detail) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 inattention — (i na tan sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Défaut d attention. C est pure inattention de sa part.    Faute commise par inattention. •   Si, dans la nouvelle géographie d Hubner, on trouve que les bornes de l Europe sont à l endroit où …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 9 inattention — in|at|ten|tion [ˌınəˈtenʃən] n [U] lack of attention ▪ a moment of inattention inattention to ▪ inattention to detail …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 INATTENTION — s. f. Défaut d attention. Il a fait cette faute par inattention. C est pure inattention …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 11 INATTENTION — n. f. Défaut d’attention. Il fait cette faute par inattention. C’est pure inattention de sa part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 12 inattention — [[t]ɪ̱nəte̱nʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT A person s inattention is their lack of attention. Vital evidence had been destroyed as a result of a moment s inattention. Ant: attention …

    English dictionary

  • 13 inattention — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of attention Nouns 1. inattention, inattentiveness; abstraction, absence of mind, preoccupation, distraction; reverie, woolgathering, daydreaming, brown study, detachment; inconsiderateness,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 inattention — in|at|ten|tion [ ,ınə tenʃən ] noun uncount a lack of attention or care: Even a moment s inattention can be fatal for a pilot …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 inattention — noun (U) lack of attention (+ to): inattention to detail …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 inattention — UK [ˌɪnəˈtentʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌɪnəˈtenʃən] noun [uncountable] a lack of attention or care Even a moment s inattention can be fatal for a pilot …

    English dictionary

  • 17 inattention — inattentive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not paying attention. DERIVATIVES inattention noun inattentively adverb inattentiveness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 inattention — noun Date: circa 1670 failure to pay attention …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 Inattention — Attention Enfants attentifs aux propos d un conteur d histoire L attention est l’une des grandes fonctions cérébrales supérieures avec les phasies, les praxies, les gnosies, les fonctions mnésiques, les capacités intellectuelles qui permet de… …

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  • 20 inattention — /in euh ten sheuhn/, n. 1. lack of attention; negligence. 2. an act of neglect. [1700 10; IN 3 + ATTENTION] * * * …

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