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stream of consciousness

noun [U] uk   specialized us  
a style in literature that is used to represent a character's feelings and thoughts as they experience them, using long, continuous pieces of text without obvious organization or structure: a stream-of-consciousness novel/style
Translations of “stream of consciousness”
in Chinese (Traditional) 意識流(一種文學寫作手法)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意识流(一种文学写作手法)…
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