What does consciousness mean?

Definitions for consciousness
ˈkɒn ʃəs nɪscon·scious·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consciousness(noun)

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

    "he lost consciousness"

  2. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. consciousness(Noun)

    The state of being conscious or aware; awareness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consciousness(noun)

    the state of being conscious; knowledge of one's own existence, condition, sensations, mental operations, acts, etc

  2. Consciousness(noun)

    immediate knowledge or perception of the presence of any object, state, or sensation. See the Note under Attention

  3. Consciousness(noun)

    feeling, persuasion, or expectation; esp., inward sense of guilt or innocence

Freebase

  1. Consciousness

    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

  1. consciousness

    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

  1. Consciousness

    Sense of awareness of self and of the environment.

Editors Contribution

  1. consciousness

    A form of personal and collective ability, animals, awareness, beings, beliefs, change, color, conscience, data, emotion, expression, energy, evolution, facts, feeling, frequency, human beings, information, intelligence, knowing, knowledge, life, light, love, memory, minds, people, perceptions, perspectives, proof, souls, spirit, structures, systems, thoughts, truth,understanding, unity and wisdom.

    Consciousness is the collective sum of data that flows and moves throughout the energy fields of planet earth and beyond. We all have a cause and effect on each other through the interaction of the consciousness.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 6, 2020  
  2. consciousness

    An animal or persons awareness, feeling, knowing, understanding, recognition, intelligence, knowledge, experience or perception of life and reality.

    Animal and human consciousness is very important in life.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 21, 2019  
  3. consciousness

    The feeling and knowing of being aware of and responsive to data, energy, thought, love, light, frequency, change, people, animals and life.

    The human consciousness is eternal and infinite and is a miracles in itself.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 21, 2019  
  4. consciousness

    The feeling and knowing of being conscious, aware, experience and knowledge of existence, thought, feeling, knowing, senses and life.

    Consciousness of a human being is very important as it is our awareness of what we live, experience and have knowledge of.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 21, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consciousness' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3633

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consciousness' in Nouns Frequency: #1524

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consciousness in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consciousness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of consciousness in a Sentence

  1. Amit Ray:

    Compassion is the signature of Higher Consciousness. Non-violence is the tool to evolve into the Higher Consciousness.

  2. Ahmed Korayem:

    The mind holds a specific image of who we currently are, not who we are yet to become. Subconscious fears change since it can't fathom life as the new-self. In that, it will fight, create stories, excuses and limiting theories on why one should remain where they are. Why would it do such a thing? Because it's what it knows. It knows it exists in the current reality and has no guarantees that it will exist in the new one. It also knows you (its host) is alive with the current reality and has no guarantees if you will be alive if you make the transition to the new one. Just trust in that you're enabling in the divine will of the universe to unfold in order to move the world forward. Yes, your work will elevate the level of human consciousness. That is how important you are!

  3. Mark Pahulje:

    Consciousness is a computational goal state

  4. Antonin Artaud:

    We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary.

  5. Eileen Caddy:

    The secret of making something work in your lives is, first of all, the deep desire to make it work: then the faith and belief that it can work: then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief.

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