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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.
Origin of awareness
Related forms
hyperawareness, noun
overawareness, noun
self-awareness, noun
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  • Pain in the spine and neck is an example of exaggerated sensibility or over-awareness.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
Word Origin and History for over-awareness

awareness

n.

1828, from aware + -ness.

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