Definition of consciousness in English:


Syllabification: con·scious·ness
Pronunciation: /ˈkänCHəsnəs


  • 1The state of being awake and aware of one’s surroundings: she failed to regain consciousness and died two days later
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    • He was taken to hospital by ambulance but never regained consciousness and died a week later.
    • Adverse events include a risk of respiratory arrest, hypotension, and impaired consciousness.
    • He began moaning and groaning once he started to regain consciousness and become aware of the pain in his head.
  • 1.1The awareness or perception of something by a person: her acute consciousness of Mike’s presence
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    • In this election campaign, we aim to raise the political consciousness of masses of people.
    • It was the Populists who made a start in developing the political consciousness of ordinary people.
    • The political consciousness is not as clear and coherent as it was in the great days of radical Hollywood.
  • 1.2The fact of awareness by the mind of itself and the world: consciousness emerges from the operations of the brain
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    • My consciousness and my sense of self do seem vital to me being who I am.
    • What we are supposing to be absent in the zombie's mind is just phenomenal consciousness.
    • If we are going to use the characteristics of our consciousness as an argument against free will, then what does that say?

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