stream of consciousness

noun phrase

Definition of stream of consciousness

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

First Known Use of stream of consciousness

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stream of consciousness was in 1855

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“Stream of consciousness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stream%20of%20consciousness. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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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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