Definitions for wakefulness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wake•fulˈweɪk fəl(adj.)

  1. unable to sleep.

  2. sleepless:

    a wakeful night.

Origin of wakeful:

1540–50

wake′ful•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wakefulness(noun)

    a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world

    "consciousness during wakefulness in a sane person is pretty well ordered and familiar"

  2. wakefulness, sleeplessness(noun)

    a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep

    "accept your wakefulness and sleep in its own contrary way is more likely to come"

  3. watchfulness, wakefulness, vigilance, alertness(noun)

    the process of paying close and continuous attention

    "wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter"; "vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue"

Wiktionary

  1. wakefulness(Noun)

    The state of being wakeful.

Freebase

  1. Wakefulness

    Wakefulness is a daily recurring brain state and state of consciousness in which an individual is conscious and engages in coherent cognitive and behavior responses to the external world such as communication, ambulation, eating, and sex. Being awake is the opposite of the state of being asleep in which most external inputs to the brain are excluded from neural processing.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Wakefulness

    A state in which there is an enhanced potential for sensitivity and an efficient responsiveness to external stimuli.


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