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English definition of “inadvertent”

inadvertent

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