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English noun: consciousness

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

SamplesHe lost consciousness.

Broader (hypernym)cognitive state, state of mind

Narrower (hyponym)aesthesia, awareness, ego, esthesia, self, sensibility, sentience, stream of consciousness, waking


2. consciousness (cognition) having knowledge of

SamplesHe had no awareness of his mistakes.
His sudden consciousness of the problem he faced.
Their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive.

Synonymsawareness, cognisance, cognizance, knowingness

Broader (hypernym)knowing

Narrower (hyponym)feel, self-awareness, sense

Attributeaware, cognisant, cognizant, incognizant, unaware


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