Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “awareness”

See all translations

awareness

noun [U] uk   /əˈweə.nəs/ us    /-ˈwer-/
C1 knowledge that something exists, or understanding of a situation or subject at the present time based on information or experience: Public awareness of the problem will make politicians take it seriously. Environmental awareness has increased dramatically over the past decade.
More examples
Translations of “awareness”
in Korean 인식…
in Arabic وَعي…
in Portuguese consciência, conscientização…
in Catalan consciència…
in Japanese 認識, 自覚…
in Italian consapevolezza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意識…
in Russian осведомленность, информированность…
in Turkish farkındalık, bilinçlenme, bilinç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意识…
in Polish świadomość…
(Definition of awareness from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of awareness?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “awareness” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

white Christmas

a Christmas when it snows

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More