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inattention

[in-uh-ten-shuh n] /ˌɪn əˈtɛn ʃən/
noun
1.
lack of attention; negligence.
2.
an act of neglect.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; in-3 + attention
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inattention

n.

1710, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + attention.

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