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con·scious·ness  (knshs-ns)
1. The state or condition of being conscious.
2. A sense of one's personal or collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or group: Love of freedom runs deep in the national consciousness.
a. Special awareness or sensitivity: class consciousness; race consciousness.
b. Alertness to or concern for a particular issue or situation: a movement aimed at raising the general public's consciousness of social injustice.
4. In psychoanalysis, the conscious.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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Noun1.consciousness - an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situationconsciousness - an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation; "he lost consciousness"
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
stream of consciousness - the continuous flow of ideas and feelings that constitute an individual's conscious experience
self, ego - your consciousness of your own identity
sentience, awareness - state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "the crash intruded on his awareness"
aesthesia, esthesia, sensibility - mental responsiveness and awareness
waking - the state of remaining awake; "days of danger and nights of waking"
unconsciousness - a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
2.consciousness - having knowledge of; "he had no awareness of his mistakes"; "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"; "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"
self-awareness - awareness of your own individuality
feel - an intuitive awareness; "he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it";
sense - a general conscious awareness; "a sense of security"; "a sense of happiness"; "a sense of danger"; "a sense of self"
knowing - a clear and certain mental apprehension
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1. awareness, understanding, knowledge, recognition, enlightenment, sensibility, realization, apprehension His political consciousness sprang from his upbringing.
2. sentience, awareness, sensibility She banged her head and lost consciousness.
"Consciousness... is the phenomenon whereby the universe's very existence is made known" [Roger Penrose The Emperor's New Mind]

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002


consciousness [ˈkɒnʃəsnɪs]
A. N
1. (= awareness) → conciencia f, consciencia f (of de) to raise sb's consciousness of sthconcienciar a algn sobre algo(Sp), concientizar a algn sobre algo(LAm)
2. (Med) → conocimiento m
to lose consciousnessperder el conocimiento
to regain consciousnessrecobrar el conocimientovolver en sí
B. CPD consciousness raising Nconcienciación f (Sp), concientización f (LAm)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

consciousness [ˈkɒnʃəsnəs] n
(MEDICINE)connaissance f
to lose consciousness → perdre connaissance
I lost consciousness → J'ai perdu connaissance.
to regain consciousness → reprendre connaissance
(= awareness) → conscience f
consciousness raising
modif [group, campaign] → de sensibilisation
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

(Med) → Bewusstsein nt; to lose consciousnessdas Bewusstsein verlieren, bewusstlos werden; to regain consciousnessdas Bewusstsein wiedererlangen, wieder zu sich kommen
(= awareness)Bewusstsein nt, → Wissen nt; her consciousness of her abilitiesdas Wissen um ihre Fähigkeiten
(= conscious mind)Bewusstsein nt; to be consciousness-raisingden Bewusstseinsgrad erhöhen, bewusstseinserweiternd sein
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

consciousness [ˈkɒnʃəsnɪs] n
a. (awareness) consciousness (of)consapevolezza or coscienza (di)
b. (Med) → conoscenza
to lose/regain consciousness → perdere/riprendere conoscenza or i sensi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

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) It would have been quite enough, for instance, to have the consciousness by which all so-called direct persons and men of action live.
Before considering modern theories, let us look first at consciousness from the standpoint of conventional psychology, since this embodies views which naturally occur when we begin to reflect upon the subject.
Perhaps, in Jerry's brain, the rising into the foreground of consciousness of an image of a log awash connoted more intimate and fuller comprehension of the thing being thought about, than did the word "crocodile," and its accompanying image, in the foreground of a human's consciousness.
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