Definition of awareness in English:

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awareness

Pronunciation: /əˈwernəs/

noun

1Knowledge or perception of a situation or fact: we need to raise public awareness of the issue there is a lack of awareness of the risks
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  • Like her male counterpart, she always seems to have an affecting awareness of her sidekick status.
  • The body is an organism with an intense awareness of itself.
  • Let your morality come out of your own awareness rather than out of conditioning.
Synonyms
consciousness, recognition, realization;
understanding, grasp, appreciation, knowledge, insight;
familiarity
informal light-bulb moment
formal cognizance
1.1Concern about and well-informed interest in a particular situation or development: a growing environmental awareness his political awareness developed
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  • Underpinning this year's congress was a strong current of environmental awareness.
  • Increased levels of youth awareness about where to get contraception.
  • A bolton charity is trying to raise awareness of age discrimination - using its own specially trained team of older people.

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Syllabification: a·ware·ness

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