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awareness

[uh-wair-nis] /əˈwɛər nɪs/
noun
1.
the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness:
The object of the information drive is to raise awareness of what spreads HIV/AIDS.
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Related forms
hyperawareness, noun
overawareness, noun
self-awareness, noun
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Examples from the web for awareness
  • The monkeys did so well at the gambling that they appeared to have the self-awareness required for thinking about their knowledge.
  • There are several factors that influence osteopathic medicine's lack of public awareness.
  • The data they gathered will be used to raise global awareness of and interest in language endangerment.
  • awareness requires a neural dialogue rather than any one key area.
  • The influence of previous experiences on visual awareness.
  • Thanks for trying to inform and elevate the publics awareness.
  • Most kids lack an understanding of science and an awareness of how it influences our everyday lives.
  • The idea is to signify some level of unification and to spread awareness.
  • One is the public awareness of the availability of hospices.
  • Test your awareness of the global trends affecting us all.
Word Origin and History for awareness
n.

1828, from aware + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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