[ verb ] leave undone or leave out
"How could I miss that typo?" "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
Used in print(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
Therefore , neglecting the extreme outbursts , reflected solar_radiation is not expected to cause sizable errors in the measurements of planetary radiation in the centimeter - and decimeter wave-length range .(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
We should encourage the governments to develop their own technical assistance to communities , state and provincial governments , rural communities , and other smaller groups , making certain that no important segment of the economy is neglected .
[ verb ] fail to attend to
"he neglects his children"
Used in print(H. A. Gleason, "Review of African language studies...)
Linguists have not always been more enlightened than `` practical people '' and sometimes have insisted on incredibly trivial points while neglecting things of much greater significance .
[ verb ] fail to do something; leave something undone
"She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib" "The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account"
Used in print(The New York Times...)
Mr._Kennedy did not neglect to cultivate the personal friendship of reporters .(Richard Tiernan, "Land of the Silver Dollar,"...)
Five came_up while Owen was listening to The Wrangler and he neglected to play , a loss of ten dollars .(Patrick Dennis, Little Me....)
Her presence only made Letch more distant and irritable and , in the hurry of buying Chateau_Belletch , I had neglected to consider a room for Baby-dear , so there was no place to put her , anyhow .
[ verb ] give little or no attention to
"Disregard the errors"
Used in print(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
For it was neglected , not to say nascent , when the struggle began .(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)
The Pope , in the splendor of his great intellect , had neglected them a_little .
[ noun ] lack of attention and due care
Used in print(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
Those persons who were lucky enough to see and hear the performance of his work at the Brest-Silevniov_Festival in August , 1916 , will certainly welcome his return to public notice ; and it is not unlikely that , even as the great Bach lay_dormant for so many years , so has the erudite , ingenious SalFininistas passed_through his `` purgatory '' of neglect .
[ noun ] the state of something that has been unused and neglected
"the house was in a terrible state of neglect"
Used in print(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
The rest of Black_Bottom was a rabbit_warren of homes in every condition of neglect , disrepair and careful upkeep .
[ noun ] failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances