Definition of inattention noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪnəˈtenʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnəˈtenʃn//
[uncountable](usually disapproving)
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lack of attention The accident was the result of a moment's inattention. One moment of inattention when driving could be fatal.
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