Meaning of “absent-minded” in the English Dictionary

"absent-minded" in British English

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absent-mindedadjective

uk /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd/ us /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd/
absent-mindedly
adverb uk /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd.li/ us /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd.li/

She absent-mindedly left her umbrella on the bus.
absent-mindedness
noun [ U ] uk /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd.nəs/ us /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd.nəs/

(Definition of “absent-minded” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"absent-minded" in American English

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absent-mindedadjective

us /ˈæb·sənt ˈmɑɪn·dɪd/

likely to forget things, esp. because you do not give your attention to what is happening

(Definition of “absent-minded” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)