an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
"he lost consciousness"
awareness, consciousness, cognizance, cognisance, knowingness(noun)
having knowledge of
"he had no awareness of his mistakes"; "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"; "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"
The state of being conscious or aware; awareness.
the state of being conscious; knowledge of one's own existence, condition, sensations, mental operations, acts, etc
immediate knowledge or perception of the presence of any object, state, or sensation. See the Note under Attention
feeling, persuasion, or expectation; esp., inward sense of guilt or innocence
Consciousness is the quality or state of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined as: sentience, awareness, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood, and the executive control system of the mind. Despite the difficulty in definition, many philosophers believe that there is a broadly shared underlying intuition about what consciousness is. As Max Velmans and Susan Schneider wrote in The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness: "Anything that we are aware of at a given moment forms part of our consciousness, making conscious experience at once the most familiar and most mysterious aspect of our lives." Philosophers since the time of Descartes and Locke have struggled to comprehend the nature of consciousness and pin down its essential properties. Issues of concern in the philosophy of consciousness include whether the concept is fundamentally valid; whether consciousness can ever be explained mechanistically; whether non-human consciousness exists and if so how it can be recognized; how consciousness relates to language; whether consciousness can be understood in a way that does not require a dualistic distinction between mental and physical states or properties; and whether it may ever be possible for computers or robots to be conscious.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A state wherein one becomes aware that he is being robbed, swindled or duped, by either a natural or an artificial law. Aside from his periods of sleep it may be said that man is always in a state of consciousness when voting, making love, or when succumbing to any other form of hypnotic suggestion.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Sense of awareness of self and of the environment.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'consciousness' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3633
Rank popularity for the word 'consciousness' in Nouns Frequency: #1524
The numerical value of consciousness in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of consciousness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
For the last seven days, the city's and the country's consciousness has focused on an act of disrespect.
Parents with higher incomes typically have more desirable (traits) such as higher IQ, motivation, persistence, and consciousness.
I think it is time for some introspection over what has changed in the last two years, laws have become better, there is greater public consciousness but we need to do much more in terms of addressing the question of why men are doing this and what can be done to stop them behaving like this.
The idea that humans will always have a unique ability beyond the reach of non-conscious algorithms is just wishful thinking. It is based on the traditional assumption that intelligence and consciousness are inextricably linked to one another. For millions of years of evolution, this may have been true. But no longer.
No matter what it is called. No matter how it is imagined. Fancy labels and fantasy are based in thought. Thought is based in human consciousness. Human consciousness is not spiritual consciousness. Fantasy is not reality. We cannot wake up to who and what we truly are while remaining in the dream. There is a simple approach based in reality that works well. Awareness
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- съзнателност, съзнаниеBulgarian
- uvědomění, vědomíCzech
- taju, tietoisuus, tajuntaFinnish
- tudat, tudatosság, eszméletHungarian
- conoscenza, coscienzaItalian
- 人心地, 意識Japanese
- 자각, 의식Korean
- świadomość, przytomnośćPolish
- bilinç, şuurTurkish
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