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consciousness

EN[ˈkɑnʃəsnəs] [ˈkɒnʃəsnəs]
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  • Consciousness is the quality or state of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself.
  • Western philosophers since the time of Descartes and Locke have struggled to comprehend the nature of consciousness and pin down its essential properties.
  • At one time consciousness was viewed with skepticism by many scientists, but in recent years it has become a significant topic of research in psychology, neuropsychology and neuroscience.
  • In medicine, consciousness is assessed by observing a patient's arousal and responsiveness, and can be seen as a continuum of states ranging from full alertness and comprehension, through disorientation, delirium, loss of meaningful communication,
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    Definition of consciousness in English Dictionary

  • NounPLconsciousnessesPREcon-SUF-ness
    1. The state of being conscious or aware; awareness.
      1. Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, the consciousness dawning upon him that his eccentricity was not receiving the ovation it merited.
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    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The wrinkly recursiveness of her language seems lodged at the layer of consciousness itself, where Moore demands readers’ attention to the innate thingliness of words.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • Prince Charles spent the night in the hospital after he took a tumble off his horse yesterday while playing polo and briefly lost consciousness.
      • But how the neurons are organised in these lobes and ganglia remains obscure. Yet this is the level of organisation that does the actual thinking—and is, presumably, the seat of consciousness.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Suffixes
        • Words by suffix
          • Words suffixed with -ness
          • Suffixes that form nouns from adjectives and nouns
            • Words suffixed with -ness
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
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          Grammatically, this word "consciousness" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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