Related topics: Medicine
con‧scious‧ness W3
1 [uncountable]M 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 faintly hear voices as she began to regain consciousness (=wake up).
2 [uncountable and countable] your mind and your thoughts:
The painful memories eventually faded from her consciousness.
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness.
3 [countable] someone's ideas, feelings, or opinions about politics, life etc:
The experience helped to change her political consciousness.
4 [uncountable] when you know that something exists or is true [= awareness]:
This will increase public consciousness of the pollution issue.

Dictionary results for "consciousness"
Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.