any sort of mistake which involves some sort of intellectual backslide and causes an accidental action, such as placing your eyeglasses in the freezer. Action mistakes are largely called absent-minded blunders. Reference: Absent-mindedness

ACTION SLIP: "Due to an action slip he couldn't recall, Michael spent hours looking for his keys, which he eventually found in the medicine cabinet."
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