awareness

noun aware·ness \ ə-ˈwer-nəs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of awareness

: the quality or state of being aware : knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists
  • promoting a heightened awareness of the problem
  • seemed to have only a slight awareness of what was going on
  • an acute awareness of subtle differences
  • They hope to raise awareness of endangered species, encouraging donations and attracting tourists to the region to support conservation efforts.
  • New Scientist
  • The alternative press played a particularly important role in raising political awareness and facilitating mobilization against the regime in South Africa …
  • —Larry Diamond

First Known Use of awareness

1839



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