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awareness

[uh-wair-nis]
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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of awareness

Related formshy·per·a·ware·ness, nouno·ver·a·ware·ness, nounself-a·ware·ness, noun
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n.

1828, from aware + -ness.

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