from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or condition of being conscious.
- n. A sense of one's personal or collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or group: Love of freedom runs deep in the national consciousness.
- n. Special awareness or sensitivity: class consciousness; race consciousness.
- n. Alertness to or concern for a particular issue or situation: a movement aimed at raising the general public's consciousness of social injustice.
- n. In psychoanalysis, the conscious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being conscious or aware; awareness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being conscious; knowledge of one's own existence, condition, sensations, mental operations, acts, etc.
- n. Immediate knowledge or perception of the presence of any object, state, or sensation. See the Note under Attention.
- n. Feeling, persuasion, or expectation; esp., inward sense of guilt or innocence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being conscious; the act or state of mind which distinguishes a waking from a sleeping person; the state of being aware of one's mental acts or states.
- n. Specifically Self-consciousness (which See).
- n. Perception; thought; intellectual action in general.
- n. A general phase of thought and feeling: as, the moral consciousness; the religious consciousness.
- n. An intuitive perception or persuasion; a state of being aware; an inward recognition;a feeling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. having knowledge of
- n. an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
conscious + -ness (Wiktionary)