Meaning of “waking” in the English Dictionary

"waking" in British English

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wakingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈweɪ.kɪŋ/ us /ˈweɪ.kɪŋ/

the moment when you wake:

For a moment, between waking and sleeping, he couldn't understand where he was.

wakingadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈweɪ.kɪŋ/ us /ˈweɪ.kɪŋ/

used to refer to a period of time or an experience during which you are awake:

Children are in school for 15 percent of their waking hours/life between birth and the age of 16.
She seems to spend every waking moment/minute/hour (= all her available time) at the piano.

(Definition of “waking” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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