Alertness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈlɜːrtnəs|  American pronunciation of the word alertness
Brit.  |əˈləːtnəs|  British pronunciation of the word alertness

noun

- the process of paying close and continuous attention (syn: vigilance, wakefulness, watchfulness)
- a state of readiness to respond (syn: alerting)
- lively attentiveness (syn: sharp-sightedness)

Examples

His alertness rendered it impossible to seize him.

A certain alertness and vigour of understanding.

A dog's protective instincts are manifested in increased alertness.

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