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ˌɪn ədˈvɜr tntin·ad·ver·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accidental, inadvertentadjective

    happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally

    "with an inadvertent gesture she swept the vase off the table"; "accidental poisoning"; "an accidental shooting"


  1. inadvertentadjective

    not intentional; not on purpose; not conscious

    We check everything because an inadvertent error could be disastrous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inadvertentadjective

    not turning the mind to a matter; heedless; careless; negligent; inattentive

    Etymology: [Cf. F. inadvertant. See 2d In-, and Advert.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inadvertent

    in-ad-vėrt′ent, adj. inattentive.—ns. Inadvert′ence, Inadvert′ency, negligence: oversight.—adv. Inadvert′ently.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inadvertent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inadvertent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of inadvertent in a Sentence

  1. Ted Cruz:

    These loans have been disclosed over and over and over again, it is an inadvertent filing question. The facts of the underlying matter have been disclosed for many, many years.

  2. Carey Balaban:

    The energy may be acoustic, pressure waves, you've probably heard of LRAD devices (or long-range acoustic devices) -- devices they've discussed in the press -- so ultrasound is one mode that could be used for this. We also could have radiofrequency. We could have microwave. We could have light -- lasers are an example of it. I'm going through these just as examples, i want to make it eminently clear that we don't know what they were exposed to and certainly can't make any inferences as to whether it was deliberate or inadvertent.

  3. Monica Crowley:

    I am delighted that they have concluded that there was no research misconduct, as I have maintained all along, i was also happy to address any inadvertent and honest errors and update the work.

  4. Walter Shaub:

    I normally assume omissions are inadvertent, however, given all of the deception about the Stormy Stormy Daniels ' payment, it is pretty hard to believe this was not intentional.

  5. Timothy Kaldas:

    There is a high level of paranoia on the part of the government. It is an inadvertent admission that there have been a number of failures.

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