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The power of historical fiction for bad and for good can be immense in shaping consciousness of the past.
Antony Beevor

Meaning of "consciousness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS

consciousness  [ˈkɒnʃəsnəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Consciousness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONSCIOUSNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

consciousness

Consciousness

Consciousness is the quality or state of self-awareness, or, 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 coherent; whether...

Definition of consciousness in the English dictionary

The first definition of consciousness in the dictionary is your consciousness is your mind and your thoughts. Other definition of consciousness is the consciousness of a group of people is their set of ideas, attitudes, and beliefs. Consciousness is also you use consciousness to refer to an interest in and knowledge of a particular subject or idea.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONSCIOUSNESS


auspiciousness
ɔːˈspɪʃəsnəs
capriciousness
kəˈprɪʃəsnəs
coconsciousness
ˌkəʊˈkɒnʃəsnəs
deliciousness
dɪˈlɪʃəsnəs
expeditiousness
ˌekspɪˈdɪʃəsnəs
flirtatiousness
flɜːˈteɪʃəsnəs
inauspiciousness
ˌɪnɔːˈspɪʃəsnəs
injudiciousness
ˌɪndʒʊˈdɪʃəsnəs
lusciousness
ˈlʌʃəsnəs
maliciousness
məˈlɪʃəsnəs
obnoxiousness
əbˈnɒkʃəsnəs
perspicaciousness
ˌpɜːspɪˈkeɪʃəsnəs
preciousness
ˈprɛʃəsnəs
preconsciousness
priːˈkɒnʃəsnəs
repetitiousness
ˌrepɪˈtɪʃəsnəs
scrumptiousness
ˈskrʌmpʃəsnəs
self-consciousness
ˌsɛlfˈkɒnʃəsnəs
subconsciousness
sʌbˈkɒnʃəsnəs
tendenciousness
tɛnˈdɛnʃəsnəs
ungraciousness
ˈʌnˈɡreɪʃəsnəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONSCIOUSNESS

conscience
conscience clause
conscience money
conscience-smitten
conscience-stricken
conscienceless
conscient
conscientious
conscientious objector
conscientiously
conscientiousness
conscientise
conscientize
conscionability
conscionable
conscionably
conscious
consciously
consciousness raising
consciousness-raising

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONSCIOUSNESS

biliousness
business
callousness
carelessness
deviousness
flawlessness
heedlessness
helplessness
hilariousness
homelessness
hopelessness
lawlessness
nervousness
obviousness
restlessness
ridiculousness
righteousness
seriousness
statelessness
unconsciousness
viciousness

Synonyms and antonyms of consciousness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONSCIOUSNESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «consciousness» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of consciousness

Translation of «consciousness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Find out the translation of consciousness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of consciousness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «consciousness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

意识
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

conciencia
570 millions of speakers

English

consciousness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चेतना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وَعْي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сознание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

consciência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চেতনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

conscience
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesedaran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bewusstsein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

意識
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의식
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Eling
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự tỉnh táo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உணர்வு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शुद्धी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bilinç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

coscienza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

świadomość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

свідомість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

conștiință
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συναίσθηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bewussyn
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

medvetande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bevissthet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of consciousness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSCIOUSNESS»

The term «consciousness» is very widely used and occupies the 14.471 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSCIOUSNESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about consciousness

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONSCIOUSNESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word consciousness.
1
Eben Alexander
I'm not the first person to have discovered evidence that consciousness exists beyond the body. Brief, wonderful glimpses of this realm are as old as human history.
2
Pedro Almodovar
I think that the consciousness of passion makes you act very differently.
3
Barbara de Angelis
Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer.
4
Antony Beevor
The power of historical fiction for bad and for good can be immense in shaping consciousness of the past.
5
Henri Bergson
In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside.
6
James Broughton
Consciousness is the glory of creation.
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H. Rap Brown
To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness. There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together.
8
Les Brown
If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.
9
Eric Butterworth
Where you are in consciousness has everything to do with what you see in experience.
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Peter Carey
It's true: one of the things that I've always thought about American society is that you never get the sort of natural politicisation of class consciousness that you would get in the United Kingdom or even in Australia.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONSCIOUSNESS»

Discover the use of consciousness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to consciousness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist
This engaging book -- part scientific overview, part memoir, part futurist speculation -- describes Koch's search for an empirical explanation for consciousness.
Christof Koch, 2012
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Consciousness Explained
This book revises the traditional view of consciousness by claiming that Cartesianism and Descartes' dualism of mind and body should be replaced with theories from the realms of neuroscience, psychology and artificial intelligence.
Daniel C. Dennett, 1993
3
The Spectrum of Consciousness
Ken Willber Suceessfully Integrated Various Disciplines Reconciling The Approches Adopted By Western Psychology And Eastern Philosophies To Explore Human Consciousness.Spectrum Of Consciousness Lets In Fresh Air Into Increasingly Polarised ...
Ken Wilber, 2002
4
Stones of the New Consciousness: Healing, Awakening and ...
This beautifully designed book examines the most important stones that help accelerate and enhance human evolution. Each entry is illustrated with color photos of exceptional examples.
Robert Simmons, 2009
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Rap Music and Street Consciousness
In this first musicological history of rap, Cheryl L. Keyes traces the genre's history from its roots in West African bardic traditions, the Jamaican dancehall tradition, and African American vernacular expressions to its permeation of the ...
Cheryl Lynette Keyes, 2004
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History and Class Consciousness: Studies in Marxist Dialectics
A series of essays treating, among other topics, the definition of orthodox Marxism, the question of legality and illegality, Rosa Luxemburg as a Marxist, the changing function of Historic Marxism, class consciousness, and the ...
Georg Lukács, György Lukács, 1971
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Theorizing Historical Consciousness
Our understanding of the past shapes our sense of the present and the future: this is historical consciousness.
Peter C. Seixas, 2004
8
A Secret History of Consciousness
Concentrating on the late nineteenth-century onwards, Lachman exposes the 'secret history' of consciousness through thinkers such as P. D. Ouspensky, Rudolf Steiner, and Colin Wilson, as well as more mainstream philosophers like Henri ...
Gary Lachman, 2003
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Affect Imagery Consciousness: The Complete Edition: Two Volumes
When Tomkins began writing the book in the 1950's, American psychology was dominated by psychoanalytic and behaviorist theories--neither of which placed much importance on the role of basic emotions in everyday human behavior.
Silvan S. Tomkins PhD, 2008
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Affect Imagery Consciousness: Volume I: The Positive Affects
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Silvan Tomkins, 1962

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONSCIOUSNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term consciousness is used in the context of the following news items.
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A New Hot Button: Consciousness-Driven Evolution
This is the issue of mind and consciousness and the part they played in human evolution. Specifically, did early humans make choices that ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Fantastic without plastic: Hawaii's plastic bag ban leads US in eco …
Fantastic without plastic: Hawaii's plastic bag ban leads US in eco-consciousness. Published time: July 07, 2015 18:46. Get short URL. Reuters/Mike Blake. «RT, Jul 15»
3
Is Transferring Consciousness Possible?
Transferring and out right creating consciousness have been a prominent theme in movies, lately, and in only 2015 we have at least three: ... «Comicbook.com, Jul 15»
4
You Have to Be Conscious to Deny Consciousness, and Other …
Consciousness, per Morsella's theory, is more reflexive and less purposeful ... Because the human mind experiences its own consciousness as ... «Discovery Institute, Jul 15»
5
Column: Dream day propels US women's soccer back into national …
Will the women's game fade from our consciousness over the next decade? Will the U.S. need to make the final, tournament after tournament, ... «Ames Tribune, Jul 15»
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2015 Ducks Prospect Scrimmages: Stream Of Consciousness
2014 second round draft pick Marcus Pettersson takes a shot on junior invite Veini Vehvilainen at The Rinks: Anaheim Ice. - Eric Evelhoch. «Anaheim Calling, Jul 15»
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Donation drive to promote health and social consciousness
PUNE: United Health and Fitness Forum (UHFF), a forum of 25 fitness clubs across the city, has announced Daan-a-thon, a seven-day long ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
8
Singaporean woman injured in road accident in Perth regains …
SINGAPORE: A Singaporean woman who was injured in a road trip in Perth has regained consciousness, after being in an induced coma for ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
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Portable Consciousness: The Science of SELF/LESS
Does the science exist today to record human consciousness or intelligence? And if it does, how could the data be transferred? While much of ... «Technabob, Jul 15»
10
OCD ushers in disaster consciousness month
A MONTH-LONG schedule of earthquake and evacuation drills, lectures and information dissemination on earthquake and disaster safety and ... «Sun.Star, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Consciousness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/consciousness>. Apr 2020 ».
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