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See also: absentmindedness
- The characteristic or state of being easily distracted or preoccupied. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
- I don't mean to make mistakes; it's just absent-mindedness.
- For six years they had taken care of him and loved him—watched over his outgoings and his incomings and forgiven all his absent-mindednesses.
state or quality of being preoccupied