Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


5 entries found for consciousness.
To select an entry, click on it. (Click 'Go' if nothing happens.)
Main Entry: con·scious·ness
Pronunciation: -n&s
Function: noun
Date: 1629
1 a : the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself b : the state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact c : AWARENESS; especially : concern for some social or political cause
2 : the state of being characterized by sensation, emotion, volition, and thought : MIND
3 : the totality of conscious states of an individual
4 : the normal state of conscious life <regained consciousness>
5 : the upper level of mental life of which the person is aware as contrasted with unconscious processes