Meaning of CONSCIOUSNESS in English

CONSCIOUSNESS

(~es)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

Your ~ is your mind and your thoughts.

That idea has been creeping into our ~ for some time.

= awareness

N-COUNT: usu sing, usu poss N

2.

The ~ of a group of people is their set of ideas, attitudes, and beliefs.

The Greens were the catalysts of a necessary change in the European ~.

= mentality

N-UNCOUNT: with supp

3.

You use ~ to refer to an interest in and knowledge of a particular subject or idea.

Her political ~ sprang from her upbringing when her father’s illness left the family short of money.

= awareness

N-UNCOUNT: supp N

4.

Consciousness is the state of being awake rather than being asleep or unconscious. If someone loses ~, they become unconscious, and if they regain ~, they become conscious after being unconscious.

She banged her head and lost ~...

He drifted in and out of ~.

N-UNCOUNT

5.

see also stream of ~

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