[ mahynd-fuhl-nis ]
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  1. the state or quality of being mindful or aware of something.

  2. Psychology.

    • a technique in which one focuses one's full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them: The practice of mindfulness can reduce stress and physical pain.

    • the mental state maintained by the use of this technique.

Origin of mindfulness

First recorded in 1520–30; mindful + -ness

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British Dictionary definitions for mindfulness


/ (ˈmaɪndfʊlnɪs) /

  1. the the state or quality of being mindful

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