In`ad*vert"ence (?); pl. -ces (), In`ad*vert"en*cy (?); pl. -cies (), n. [Cf. F. inadvertance.]
The quality of being inadvertent; lack of heedfulness or attentiveness; inattention; negligence; as, many mistakes proceed from inadvertence.
Inadvertency, or want of attendance to the sense and intention of our prayers.
An effect of inattention; a result of carelessness; an oversight, mistake, or fault from negligence.
The productions of a great genius, with many lapses and inadvertencies, are infinitely preferable to works of an inferior kind of author which are scrupulously exact.
Syn. -- Inattention; heedlessness; carelessness; negligence; thoughtlessness. See Inattention.
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