inattention

[in-uh-ten-shuhn]
noun
1.
lack of attention; negligence.
2.
an act of neglect.

Origin:
1700–10; in-3 + attention

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inattentive (ˌɪnəˈtɛntɪv)
 
adj
not paying attention; heedless; negligent
 
inat'tention
 
n
 
inat'tentiveness
 
n
 
inat'tentively
 
adv

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Example sentences
And the consequences of our inattention are profound.
But this inattention can leave skin cancers undetected.
In the past decade, research has shed much light on the mental state of
  inattention.
Much remains to be done, and campus-based inattention to the humanities
  complicates the task.
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