awareness

[uh-wair-nis]
noun
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.

Origin:
aware + -ness

hyperawareness, noun
overawareness, noun
self-awareness, noun
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aware (əˈwɛə)
 
adj (foll by of)
1.  having knowledge; cognizant: aware of his error
2.  informed of current developments: politically aware
 
[Old English gewær; related to Old Saxon, Old High German giwar Latin verērī to be fearful; see beware, wary]
 
a'wareness
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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