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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How to say consciousness in sign language?

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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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Each of us has his hidden negative side of the person, someone demonstrates it, someone hides it, but this is the part of us that is not us, but only a parody of us. This is what we seek to suppress in ourselves. We suppress egoism in ourselves and move to a new level of consciousness where we will not be alone. Since love is much better than loneliness in selfishness. Since it is precisely the main power of the dark side of the personality that is the manipulation of egoism. Of course, a person changes in his face and his eyes glow in his eyes because he does not see his own wine and what is happening. Such a person becomes blind in his head. False righteousness leads away from the truth. There are no bad people because we simply don’t realize what we are doing. A man is covered with dark energy, anger turning into black hatred. A person is tempted that only he is right so he gets an illusory superiority and his face is completely lost. The soul of such a person becomes black. A sense of rightness does not give him comfort, because evil will never have comfort, only hatred in the soul. It is impregnated with energy, turning into a certain entity and it is clear that it is contagious. Man, as it were, demonstrates pride. But often, as you probably noticed, such people left little of humanity in themselves. The dark energy of arrogant hatred destroys us from within and life is completely meaningless. This is not just reasoning, it is a pattern that surrounds us. Whereas love and forgiveness returns us the true form of self. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Write about the dream you see during consciousness.

  3. Paul Feyerabend:

    Knowledge is not a series of self-consistent theories that converges toward an ideal view; it is rather an ever increasing ocean of mutually incompatible (and perhaps even incommensurable) alternatives, each single theory, each fairy tale, each myth that is part of the collection forcing the others into greater articulation and all of them contributing, via this process of competition, to the development of our consciousness.

  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. William James:

    Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul's resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his lttle finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.

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