Consciousness



[kon-shuh s-nis] /ˈkɒn ʃəs nɪs/

noun
1.
the state of being ; awareness of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.
2.
the thoughts and feelings, collectively, of an individual or of an aggregate of people:
the moral consciousness of a nation.
3.
full activity of the mind and senses, as in waking life:
to regain consciousness after fainting.
4.
awareness of something for what it is; internal knowledge:
consciousness of wrongdoing.
5.
concern, interest, or acute awareness:
class consciousness.
6.
the mental activity of which a person is aware as contrasted with unconscious mental processes.
7.
Philosophy. the mind or the mental faculties as characterized by thought, feelings, and volition.
Idioms
8.
raise one’s consciousness, to increase one’s awareness and understanding of one’s own needs, behavior, attitudes, etc., especially as a member of a particular social or political group.
n.

1630s, “internal knowledge,” from conscious + -ness. Meaning “state of being aware” is from 1746.

consciousness con·scious·ness (kŏn’shəs-nĭs)
n.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Consciousness-expanding

    [kon-shuh s-nis-ik-span-ding] /ˈkɒn ʃəs nɪs ɪkˌspæn dɪŋ/ adjective 1. .

  • Consciousness-raising

    [kon-shuh s-nis-rey-zing] /ˈkɒn ʃəs nɪsˌreɪ zɪŋ/ noun 1. Psychology. a group-therapy technique in which the aim is to enhance the participants’ awareness of their particular needs and goals as individuals or as a group. 2. any method for increasing interpersonal awareness or sensitivity by teaching people to experience a situation or point of view radically […]



  • Conscribe

    [kuh n-skrahyb] /kənˈskraɪb/ verb (used with object), conscribed, conscribing. 1. to constrict or limit; circumscribe. 2. to force into military service; conscript.

  • Conscript

    [verb kuh n-skript; noun, adjective kon-skript] /verb kənˈskrɪpt; noun, adjective ˈkɒn skrɪpt/ verb (used with object) 1. to draft for military or naval service. 2. to compel into service. noun 3. a recruit obtained by . adjective 4. enrolled or formed by ; drafted: a conscript soldier. noun (ˈkɒnskrɪpt) 1. verb (kənˈskrɪpt) 2. (transitive) to […]



Disclaimer: Consciousness definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.