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[uh-wair-nis] /əˈwɛər nɪs/
the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness:
The object of the information drive is to raise awareness of what spreads HIV/AIDS.
Origin of awareness
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hyperawareness, noun
overawareness, noun
self-awareness, noun Unabridged
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  • Existence demanding more expression of its awareness of self.

    Claire Leslie Burton Blades
  • Elsewhere in Ovid sensus carries the meaning 'awareness, consciousness'.

  • The sparks it emitted could have been flashing against her flesh, but Karara displayed no awareness of that.

    Key Out of Time Andre Alice Norton
  • No other function is left to consciousness but merely that of awareness.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • At the beginning of the road man had traveled first there was awareness, awareness of self as something separate from environment.

    Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton
Word Origin and History for awareness

1828, from aware + -ness.

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