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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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hyperawareness, noun
overawareness, noun
self-awareness, noun
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Word Origin and History for self-awareness
n.

1876, from self- + awareness.

awareness

n.

1828, from aware + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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self-awareness in Medicine

self-awareness n.
Realization of oneself as an individual entity or personality.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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self

the "I" as experienced by an individual. In modern psychology the notion of the self has replaced earlier conceptions of the soul

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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