Meaning of inadvertence

in•ad•vert•ence

Pronunciation: (in"ud-vûr'tns), [key]
— n.
  1. the quality or condition of being inadvertent; heedlessness.
  2. the act or effect of inattention; an oversight.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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