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English definition of “inattention”

inattention

noun [U]     /ˌɪn.əˈten.ʃən/
failure to give attention: Her disappointing exam results are entirely due to her inattention in class.Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring
(Definition of inattention noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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