stream of consciousness

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Definition of stream of consciousness

1 : the continuous unedited chronological flow of conscious experience through the mind

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1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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stream of consciousness

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English Language Learners Definition of stream of consciousness

: the continuous series of thoughts that occur in someone's mind especially when they are expressed in writing as a constant flow of words

stream of consciousness

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Medical Definition of stream of consciousness

: the continuous unedited flow of conscious experience through the mind

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