consciousness

consciousness
noun
1 (U) the condition of being awake and able to understand what is happening around you: lose consciousness (=go into a deep sleep): David lost consciousness at eight o'clock and died a few hours later. | regain consciousness (=wake up): She could faintly hear voices as she began to regain consciousness.
2 (U) your mind and your thoughts: Even the most important issues eventually fade from your consciousness.
3 (U) someone's ideas, feelings, or opinions about politics, life etc: The experience helped to change her political consciousness.
4 (singular) the state of knowing that something exists or is true; awareness: a consciousness of danger
-see also: stream of consciousness

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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