consciousness Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “consciousness” in the English Dictionary

"consciousness" in British English

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consciousnessnoun [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 ​feeluneasy. Working in an ​unemploymentoffice 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.
(Definition of consciousness from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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consciousnessnoun [U]


consciousness noun [U] (BEING AWAKE)

the ​state of being ​awake, ​aware of what is around you, and ​able to ​think: He ​lost consciousness on the way to the ​hospital, and ​regained consciousness the next ​day.

consciousness noun [U] (NOTICING)

the ​fact of ​noticing the ​existence of something: There’s ​definitely a consciousness of the ​employmentmarket among the ​students.
(Definition of consciousness from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “consciousness”
in Arabic وَعي…
in Korean 의식이 정상인 상태…
in Portuguese consciência…
in Catalan consciència…
in Japanese 自覚…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意识, 感觉, 觉悟…
in Turkish şuur, bilinç, idrak…
in Russian сознание, осознание, понимание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意識, 感覺, 覺悟…
in Italian conoscenza, coscienza…
in Polish przytomność, świadomość…
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