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Definition of "inadvertence" [in•ad•vert•ence]

  • The quality or habit of being inadvertent. (noun)
  • An instance of being inadvertent; an oversight or slip. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inadvertence" in a sentence
  • "It is sometimes said by those who should know better that there was no intention to give such great-powers to the Province or Dominion, and that the B.N. A. Act was passed as it were in inadvertence."
  • "He did inform Mr. Fish, at any rate, on the 30th of July, and alleged "inadvertence" as the reason for his omission to do it before."
  • ""inadvertence" requirement, such a conclusion is inconsistent with"