- /ˈkɒnʃəsnəs / (say 'konshuhsnuhs)
1. the state of being conscious.
2. inward sensibility of something; knowledge of one's own existence, sensations, cognitions, etc.
3. the thoughts and feelings, collectively, of an individual, or of an aggregate of people: the moral consciousness of a nation.
4. activity of mental faculties: to regain consciousness after fainting.
5. raise one's consciousness, to raise the level of one's understanding and sensitivity to cultural and social issues.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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