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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·ad·ver·tence /ˌɪnədˈvɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ad·vert·ence pl. -ces , In·ad·vert·en·cy pl. -cies , n.
 1. The quality of being inadvertent; lack of heedfulness or attentiveness; inattention; negligence; as, many mistakes proceed from inadvertence.
    Inadvertency, or lack of attendance to the sense and intention of our prayers.   --Jer. Taylor.
 2. An effect of inattention; a result of carelessness; an oversight, mistake, or fault from negligence.
    The productions of a great genius, with many lapses an inadvertencies, are infinitely preferable to works of an inferior kind of author which are scrupulously exact.   --Addison.
 Syn: -- Inattention; heedlessness; carelessness; negligence; thoughtlessness. See Inattention.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice
           something [syn: oversight]
      2: the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
         [syn: unmindfulness, heedlessness, inadvertency]
         [ant: mindfulness, mindfulness]