Awareness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈwernəs|  American pronunciation of the word awareness
Brit.  |əˈwɛːnəs|  British pronunciation of the word awareness

noun

- having knowledge of(syn: cognisance, cognizance, consciousness, knowingness)

he had no awareness of his mistakes

- state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness(syn: sentience)

the crash intruded on his awareness

Examples

Health officials have tried to raise awareness (=improve people's knowledge) about AIDS.

an artist's awareness of light and color

he had no awareness of his mistakes

the crash intruded on his awareness

The ads are intended to increase public awareness of the risks of smoking.

The company made environmental awareness part of its business ethos.

This tragedy has heightened our awareness of the need for improved safety measures.

Teenagers often have a keen awareness of their parents' hypocrisies.

a doctor with an intuitive awareness of his patients' concerns

We're trying to raise awareness about the environment in general and air pollution in particular.

The case has heightened public awareness of the problem of sexual harassment.

He seemed to have an intuitive awareness of how I felt.

Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness

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