consciousness definition

  • noun:
    • hawaii or condition of being conscious.
    • A sense of your individual or collective identity, such as the attitudes, philosophy, and sensitivities held by or considered attribute of someone or group: passion for freedom operates deep within the national consciousness.
    • Unique understanding or sensitivity: course consciousness; competition consciousness.
    • Alertness to or issue for a particular concern or situation: a movement aimed at increasing the general public's consciousness of social injustice.
    • In psychoanalysis, the aware.
    • hawaii of being mindful or mindful; awareness.
    • their state to be conscious; understanding of your very own presence, condition, sensations, psychological operations, acts, etc.
    • Immediate knowledge or perception associated with the presence of every item, state, or feeling. See the Note under Attention.
    • experiencing, persuasion, or expectation; esp., inward sense of guilt or innocence.
    • their state of being aware; the work or mind-set which differentiates a waking from a sleeping person; hawaii of being conscious of one's mental functions or states.
    • Specifically Self-consciousness (which See).
    • Perception; thought; intellectual activity in general.
    • an over-all phase of idea and sensation: as, the moral consciousness; the religious awareness.
    • An intuitive perception or persuasion; a situation of being conscious; an inward recognition;a sensation.
    • having knowledge of
    • an alert cognitive condition where you know about yourself along with your situation

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