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consciousness British & World English

The state of being aware of and responsive to one’s surroundings

consciousness English Thesaurus

she failed to regain consciousness

black consciousness British & World English

Awareness of one’s identity as a black person

class consciousness British & World English

Awareness of one’s place in a system of social class, especially (in Marxist terms) as it relates to the class struggle

consciousness-raising British & World English

The activity of seeking to make people more aware of personal, social, or political issues

false consciousness British & World English

(Especially in Marxist theory) a way of thinking that prevents a person from perceiving the true nature of their social or economic situation

stream of consciousness British & World English

A person’s thoughts and conscious reactions to events, perceived as a continuous flow. The term was introduced by William James in his Principles of Psychology (1890)

stream of consciousness New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(three words, hyphen when attributive)


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