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consciousness

noun [U] uk   /ˈkɒn.ʃəs.nəs/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/

consciousness noun [U] (UNDERSTANDING)

C1 the state of understanding and realizing something: [+ that] Her consciousness that she's different makes her feel uneasy. Working in an unemployment office had helped to raise his political consciousness.
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consciousness noun [U] (AWAKE)

B2 the state of being awake, thinking, and knowing what is happening around you: He lost consciousness after his accident and never recovered/regained it.
Translations of “consciousness”
in Korean 의식이 정상인 상태…
in Arabic وَعي…
in Portuguese consciência…
in Catalan consciència…
in Japanese 自覚…
in Italian conoscenza, coscienza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意識, 感覺, 覺悟…
in Russian сознание, осознание, понимание…
in Turkish şuur, bilinç, idrak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意识, 感觉, 觉悟…
in Polish przytomność, świadomość…
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