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conscious

 [kon´shus]
1. having awareness of oneself and of one's acts and surroundings.
2. a state of alertness or awareness characterized by response to external stimuli.
3. the part of the mind that is constantly within awareness, one of the systems of Freud's topographic model of the mind.

con·scious

(con'shŭs),
1. Aware; having present knowledge or perception of oneself, one's acts, and surroundings.
2. Denoting something occurring with the perceptive attention of the individual, as a conscious act or idea, distinguished from automatic or instinctive.
[L. conscius, knowing]

conscious

(kŏn′shəs)
adj.
1.
a. Characterized by or having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence, sensations, and thoughts.
b. Mentally perceptive or alert; awake: The patient remained fully conscious after the local anesthetic was administered.
2. Capable of thought, will, or perception: the development of conscious life on the planet.
3. Subjectively known or felt: conscious remorse.
4. Intentionally conceived or done; deliberate: a conscious insult; made a conscious effort to speak more clearly.
5. Inwardly attentive or sensitive to something: As he spoke, he became increasingly conscious of his high-pitched voice.
6. Showing awareness of or preoccupation with something. Often used in combination: a cost-conscious approach to health care; a value-conscious shopper.
n.
In psychoanalysis, the component of waking awareness perceptible by a person at any given instant; consciousness.

con′scious·ly adv.

conscious

Neurology
adjective Awake, alert.

Psychiatry
noun The content of the mind or mental functioning of which one is aware.

adjective Referring or pertaining to the content of the mind or mental functioning of which one is aware; as in, a conscious decision.

conscious

adjective Neurology Awake, alert. See Conservatorship, Unconscious noun Psychiatry The content of mind or mental functioning of which one is aware.

con·scious

(kon'shŭs)
1. Aware; having present knowledge or perception of oneself, one's acts and surroundings.
2. Denoting something occurring with the perceptive attention of the individual, as a conscious act or idea, distinguished from automatic or instinctive.
[L. conscius, knowing]

conscious

Awareness of one's existence, sensations, and environment. Capable of thought and perception.

con·scious

(kon'shŭs)
1. Aware; having present knowledge or perception of oneself, one's acts, and surroundings.
2. Denoting something occurring with the perceptive attention of the individual.
[L. conscius, knowing]
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