What does consciousness mean?

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ˈkɒn ʃəs nɪscon·scious·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consciousnessnoun

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

    "he lost consciousness"

  2. awareness, consciousness, cognizance, cognisance, knowingnessnoun

    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. consciousnessnoun

    The state of being conscious or aware; awareness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consciousnessnoun

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

  2. Consciousnessnoun

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

  3. Consciousnessnoun

    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, subconscious, 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  

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

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

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  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. Darren Huston:

    Heartache can be a flow of consciousness flying on the wings of love.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Growing inflation has turned the female sex into a museum of art, you can not touch it, at the auction, providing a woman with cosmic amounts for us. 2. Dimensions are like eggshells of reality, all the shells, that is, the cocoons are crumbling, you wake up from all desires. Each rebirth is painful, you wake up with a groan of the soul. 3. Hearing the serpentine voice of selfishness, you will get confused in your life, only the voice of conscience and valor will lead you to the truth. 4. X-ray thinking of pessimistic realism, where selfishness is a broken mirror of personality in which hundreds of personalities grew out of opinions. 5. An amazing life in which the abundance of everything is revealed, but the outer side of the existence of the emptiness of reality is shown. after death and he is shown what he did in a state of sleepwalking. Zombified with desires, they are ready to do karmic nonsense. And stay in this karmic time loop. 6. Life is a fog of desires, an illusory oasis, the development of the cyber ego, to endless expanses, but not the development of awareness, the ego has stopped the development of evolution. 7. life divides and multiplies, one drop of life turns into two or more, turns into worlds of dimensions and the universes, everything starts with one drop that gives rise to the dimensions of philosophy. 8. Asians of gold color are the golden race. 1. Loneliness is a utopia of serenity, a deep connection with eternity and infinity and reality. 2. Reincarnation and the wheel of samsara is a protracted karmic joke, all these jokes end when you understand the meaning of the joke (the meaning of life) and you stop being reborn. 3. You are undead in reincarnation, whose consciousness is being cloned. 4. In karma, the stubborn one knows infinity, and the righteous one knows eternity. Look at this face when you are in the depths of hell, it looks like the world of people among such a society, you live among people with inner suffering, hell is hiding under the guise of an ordinary world, and all people suffer from their complexes and stupidity and beckon their unconscious sins, world war selfishness among all people for the right to live as they want, this is the face of a girl who sees the truth of the world, this is a karmic hell in which people live creating even more karma, this is not pessimism, but realism, this is what we all deny and live in a matrix of illusions, matrix of optimism, we suffer from our own desires and thoughts, the hellfire of depression, and the darkness of despondency, despair, all people are immersed in karmic debts and burn in the agony of dissatisfaction, in the emptiness of the infinity of reality, this is immersion into the depths of reality, and there the air from awareness is given to those who stops pretending. 1. The one who wants nothing wakes up from the matrix of illusions. 2. New and new desires, like rain, it plunges into oblivion, they plunge into the amnesia of a time loop. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Hasina Begum:

    Then I lost consciousness and I was lying on the ground and some of my neighbors took me to the boat and we crossed the river to the Bangladesh border.

  4. Franz Xavier Kroetz:

    Language exists only on the surface of our consciousness. The great human struggles are played out in silence and in the ability to express oneself.

  5. Brian Deschanel:

    A rich man's wealth is not in the amount of lands and materials he holds, but in the measure of his consciousness.

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