Consciousness

  • 1 Consciousness — • In its widest sense it includes all sensations, thoughts, feelings, and volitions, in fact the sum total of mental life Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Consciousness     Consciousness …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Consciousness — Con scious*ness, n. 1. The state of being conscious; knowledge of one s own existence, condition, sensations, mental operations, acts, etc. [1913 Webster] Consciousness is thus, on the one hand, the recognition by the mind or ego of its acts and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 consciousness — index appreciation (perception), cognition, comprehension, impression, insight, knowledge (awareness) …

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  • 4 consciousness — 1630s, internal knowledge, from CONSCIOUS (Cf. conscious) + NESS (Cf. ness). Meaning state of being aware is from 1746 …

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  • 5 consciousness — [n] knowledge alertness, apprehension, awareness, care, carefulness, cognizance, concern, heed, heedfulness, mindfulness, realization, recognition, regard, sensibility; concept 409 Ant. senselessness, stupidity, unconsciousness …

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  • 6 consciousness — ► NOUN 1) the state of being conscious. 2) one s awareness or perception of something …

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  • 7 consciousness — [kän′shəs nis] n. 1. the state of being conscious; awareness of one s own feelings, what is happening around one, etc. 2. the totality of one s thoughts, feelings, and impressions; conscious mind …

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  • 8 Consciousness — Representation of consciousness from the seventeenth century. Consciousness is a term that refers to the relati …

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  • 9 consciousness — noun 1 being able to see/hear/feel things ADJECTIVE ▪ full ▪ higher ▪ to aspire to a higher consciousness ▪ cosmic, divine ▪ …

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  • 10 consciousness — /kon sheuhs nis/, n. 1. the state of being conscious; awareness of one s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc. 2. the thoughts and feelings, collectively, of an individual or of an aggregate of people: the moral consciousness of …

    Universalium

  • 11 Consciousness —    1) Consciousness and the New Mysterians    Consciousness is what makes the mind body problem really intractable.    . . . Without consciousness the mind body problem would be much less interesting. With consciousness it seems hopeless. (T.… …

    Historical dictionary of quotations in cognitive science

  • 12 consciousness — [[t]kɒ̱nʃəsnəs[/t]] ♦♦♦ consciousnesses 1) N COUNT: usu sing, usu poss N Your consciousness is your mind and your thoughts. That idea has been creeping into our consciousness for some time. Syn: awareness 2) N UNCOUNT: with supp The consciousness …

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  • 13 consciousness — con|scious|ness [ kanʃəsnəs ] noun ** 1. ) uncount the state of being awake and able to hear, see, and think: He lay there, drifting in and out of consciousness. lose consciousness: The pain was so bad that I lost consciousness. regain/recover… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 consciousness */*/ — UK [ˈkɒnʃəsnəs] / US [ˈkɑnʃəsnəs] noun 1) [uncountable] the state of being awake and able to hear, see, and think He lay there, drifting in and out of consciousness. lose consciousness: The pain was so bad that I lost consciousness.… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 consciousness — Possibly the most challenging and pervasive source of problems in the whole of philosophy. Our own consciousness seems to be the most basic fact confronting us, yet it is almost impossible to say what consciousness is. Is mine like yours? Is ours …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 16 consciousness — con|scious|ness W3 [ˈkɔnʃəsnıs US ˈka:n ] n 1.) [U] the condition of being awake and able to understand what is happening around you ▪ David lost consciousness (=went into a deep sleep) at eight o clock and died a few hours later. ▪ She could… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 consciousness — noun 1 (U) the condition of being awake and able to understand what is happening around you: lose consciousness (=go into a deep sleep): David lost consciousness at eight o clock and died a few hours later. | regain consciousness (=wake up): She… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 consciousness — n. conscious state 1) to lose; recover, regain consciousness awareness 2) to raise smb. s consciousness 3) class; political; social consciousness misc. 4) stream of consciousness * * * [ kɒnʃəsnɪs] political recover regain consciousness social… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 consciousness — n. 1 the state of being conscious (lost consciousness during the fight). 2 a awareness, perception (had no consciousness of being ridiculed). b (in comb.) awareness of (class consciousness). 3 the totality of a person s thoughts and feelings, or… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 consciousness — con•scious•ness [[t]ˈkɒn ʃəs nɪs[/t]] n. 1) the state of being conscious; awareness 2) the thoughts and feelings, collectively, of an individual or of an aggregate of people 3) full activity of the mind and senses, as in waking life: to regain… …

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