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unintentionality

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NounEdit

unintentionality (plural unintentionalities)

  1. The characteristic of being unintentional; a thing for which there was no intent.
    • 2010, Michael D. Gordin, Helen Tilley, Gyan Prakash, Utopia/Dystopia: Conditions of Historical Possibility, p. 23:
      But this utopia, drawing on the unconscious operations of Adam Smith's invisible hand, and in sharp n sharp contrast to the hyperconsciousness of the utopian "intentional community," gambled everything on the unintentionality of its universal panacea, for which any number of populations around the globe proved unwilling to wait.