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consciousnessnoun [U]

 /ˈkɑn·ʃəs·nəs/
  • 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 employment market among the students.
(Definition of consciousness from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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consciousnessnoun [U]

uk   /ˈkɒn.ʃəs.nəs/  us   /ˈkɑːn.ʃəs.nəs/
  • 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.
(Definition of consciousness from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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