inadvertence

[in-uhd-vur-tns]
noun
1.
the quality or condition of being inadvertent; heedlessness.
2.
the act or effect of inattention; an oversight.

Origin:
1560–70; < Medieval Latin inadvertentia. See inadvertency, -ence

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inadvertence or inadvertency (ˌɪnədˈvɜːtəns)
 
n
1.  lack of attention; heedlessness
2.  an instance or an effect of being inadvertent; oversight; slip
 
inadvertency or inadvertency
 
n

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Example sentences
For them there is no such thing as accident, inadvertence, or error.
For one thing, they lack the statesman's surest strength, his reasonable
  chances of success by inadvertence.
Once an inadvertent omission is brought to the attention of the patent owner,
  the question of inadvertence no longer exists.
Forgetfulness or inadvertence do not qualify, nor does a lack of knowledge of
  the law or inability to pay a tax.
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