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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


or ab′sent•mind′ed

  1. preoccupied with one's thoughts so as to be unaware or forgetful of other matters.

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  1. absent-minded(Adjective)

    absent in mind; abstracted; preoccupied; forgetful or careless due to distraction; easily distracted

    It took the absent-minded man twenty minutes to find his glasses on top of his head.

  2. Origin: First attested in 1810.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absent-minded(adj)

    absent in mind; abstracted; preoccupied

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not noticing what is going on around one because one is thinking deeply

an absent-minded professor.

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