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consciousness Pronunciation: /ˈkɒnʃəsnɪs/

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Definition of consciousness


  • 1 [mass noun] the state of being aware of and responsive to one’s surroundings: she failed to regain consciousness and died two days later
  • 2a person’s awareness or perception of something: her acute consciousness of Luke’s presence
  • the fact of awareness by the mind of itself and the world: consciousness emerges from the operations of the brain

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