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Meaning of absent-minded

ab•sent-mind•ed

Pronunciation: (ab'sunt-mīn'did), [key]
— adj.
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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