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Definition of negligence noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

negligence

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈnɛɡlədʒəns//
 
[uncountable] (formal or law)
 
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the failure to give someone or something enough care or attention The accident was caused by negligence on the part of the driver. The doctor was sued for medical negligence.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: negligence