absent-mindedness

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absent-minded +‎ -ness

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.sn̩tˈmaɪn.dɪd.nəs/

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absent-mindedness (uncountable)

  1. The characteristic or state of being easily distracted or preoccupied. [First attested in the late 19th century.][1]
    I don't mean to make mistakes; it's just absent-mindedness.

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  1. ^ “absent-mindedness” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 9.