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AWARENESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does awareness mean? 

AWARENESS (noun)
  The noun AWARENESS has 2 senses:

1. having knowledge of
2. state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness

  Familiarity information: AWARENESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AWARENESS (noun)


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Meaning:

Having knowledge of

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

awareness; cognisance; cognizance; knowingness; consciousness

Context examples:

he had no awareness of his mistakes / his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced / their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive

Hypernyms ("awareness" is a kind of...):

knowing (a clear and certain mental apprehension)

Attribute:

aware; cognisant; cognizant ((sometimes followed by 'of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception)

incognizant; unaware ((often followed by 'of') not aware)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "awareness"):

self-awareness (awareness of your own individuality)

feel (an intuitive awareness)

sense (a general conscious awareness)


Sense 2awareness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

State of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

sentience; awareness

Context example:

the crash intruded on his awareness

Hypernyms ("awareness" is a kind of...):

consciousness (an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation)


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