inadvertent inadvertent  /ˌɪ nəd ˈvɜr tənt/


  • (adj) happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally

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  1. Hundreds of holiday makers had to deal with inadvertent infection due to the outbreak of communicable disease in the beach-side town.
  2. There is growing disquiet that the shelling on civilian targets is not inadvertent but deliberate.
  3. Charles inadvertent disclosure led to the arrest of the kingpin of the drug mafia.


  1. Appeals court dismisses organic farmers’ lawsuit vs Monsanto, but says firm has promised it won’t sue over inadvertent ...

    A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Monsanto by organic farmers and seed companies— but stressed that Monsanto has in turn given binding promises that it will not sue farmers whose crops have been inadvertently contaminated with its product.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Food Navigator USA

  2. Veracode Introduces Mobile Application Reputation Service

    BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Veracode, Inc., is announcing the introduction of Mobile Application Reputation Service (MARS) which will help prevent inadvertent data leakage due to the use of risky mobile applications.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Wire


  1. "It's not cut-and-dried, because certainly there have been players hit in the head with elbows, and we haven't suspended those players because it was inadvertent or part of a basketball play that in some cases was unavoidable," Jackson said.
    on May 7, 2009 By: Stu Jackson Source: ESPN

  2. "The company must provide a complete and comprehensive explanation of how this unauthorized data collection happened, why the information was kept if collection was inadvertent and what action will prevent a recurrence," he said.
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "What happened with Melvin in Wednesday's game was inadvertent. I apologized to him on the court and again after the game. He told me he knew it was an accident," Martin said in the statement.
    on Dec 15, 2007 By: Kenyon Martin Source:

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