Definition of inattention in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnəˈtɛnʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
1Lack of attention; distraction: a moment of inattention which could have cost lives
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  • And many catastrophes follow from a moment of inattention.
  • At work I've been making a few errors due to inattention.
  • The most common fault, after inattention, is for drivers to follow too closely.
1.1Failure to attend to one’s responsibilities; negligence: his inattention to duty
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  • The executive areas of the brain, which are responsible for your, oftentimes, inattention to detail.
  • Your suggestion to come upstairs saved me from having to bark at the lad for his inattention.
  • He ran swiftly about from object to object, rapidly lecturing their inattention.
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