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English definition of “inadvertent”

inadvertent

adjective uk   /ˌɪn.ədˈvɜː.tənt/ us    /-ˈvɝː.t̬ənt/
not intentional: All authors need to be wary of inadvertent copying of other people's ideas.
inadvertently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
not intentionally: He inadvertently deleted the file.Not expected or planned
inadvertence
noun [U] uk   /-təns/ us  
Not expected or planned
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