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consciousness

[ kon-shuhs-nis ]
/ ˈkɒn ʃəs nɪs /
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noun
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Idioms about consciousness

    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.

Origin of consciousness

First recorded in 1625–35; conscious + -ness

OTHER WORDS FROM consciousness

un·der·con·scious·ness, noun
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Medical definitions for consciousness

consciousness
[ kŏnshəs-nĭs ]

n.
The state or condition of being conscious.
A sense of one's personal or collective identity, especially the complex of attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or a group.
In psychoanalysis, the conscious.
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