consciousness (draft)

noun \ ˈkän(t)-shəs-nəs \

Definition of consciousness

  1. a : the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself b : the state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact c : awareness; especially : concern for some social or political cause The organization aims to raise the political consciousness of teenagers.

  2. : the state of being characterized by sensation, emotion, volition, and thought : mind

  3. : the totality of conscious states of an individual

  4. : the normal state of conscious life regained consciousness

  5. : the upper level of mental life of which the person is aware as contrasted with unconscious processes

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