AskDefine | Define inadvertent

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inadvertent adj : without intention (especially resulting from heedless action); "with an inadvertent gesture she swept the vase off the table"; "accidental poisoning"; "an accidental shooting" [syn: accidental]

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  1. not intentional; not on purpose; not conscious
    We check everything because an inadvertent error could be disastrous.

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