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English definition of “consciousness”

consciousness

noun [U] (UNDERSTANDING)    /ˈkɒn.ʃəs.nəs/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/
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.Knowledge and awareness
(Definition of consciousness noun (UNDERSTANDING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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