awareness

aware·ness AW [awareness awarenesses] BrE [əˈweənəs]
NAmE [əˈwernəs]
noun uncountable, singular ~ (of sth) | ~ (that…)
knowing sth; knowing that sth exists and is important; being interested in sth
an awareness of the importance of eating a healthy diet
There was an almost complete lack of awareness of the issues involved.
It is important that students develop an awareness of how the Internet can be used.
to raise/heighten/increase public awareness of sth
a greater/a growing/an increasing awareness of sth
environmental awareness (= knowing that looking after the environment is important)
Energy Awareness Week
There seems to be a general awareness that this is not the solution.
Thesaurus:
awareness noun U, sing.
There is growing awareness of the link between diet and health.
consciousness • • knowledge • • realization|formal technical perception
awareness/consciousness/knowledge/realization/perception of sth
awareness/consciousness/knowledge/realization/perception that…
public awareness/consciousness/knowledge/perception
Example Bank:
Environmental awareness has increased over the years.
Politicians now have much greater awareness of these problems.
The group is trying to raise public awareness about homelessness.
a growing awareness of healthy living
a marketing campaign to increase brand awareness
an increased awareness of the risks
building awareness among the target audience
the emergence of a new social awareness among young people
A campaign has been started to increase public awareness of the dangers of unprotected sex.
I seemed to have a heightened awareness of my surroundings.
It's important to develop an awareness of the way the Internet can be used.
It's the start of Breast Cancer Awareness week.
Most people have little awareness of the problem.
There is growing awareness of the link between diet and health.
There's a complete lack of awareness of the issues involved.

WordNet Dictionary:
noun
1. having knowledge of
- he had no awareness of his mistakes
- his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
- their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
Syn: consciousness, cognizance, cognisance, knowingness
Ant: incognizance (for: cognizance)
2. state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
- the crash intruded on his awareness
Syn: sentience
- he's away right now
- you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
- ran away from the lion
- wanted to get away from there
- sent the children away to boarding school
- the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal
- went off to school
- they drove off
- go forth and preach
Syn: off, forth
2. from one's possession
- he gave out money to the poor
- gave away the tickets
Syn: out
3. out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
- brush the objections aside
- pushed all doubts away
Syn: aside
4. out of existence
- the music faded away
- "tried to explain away the affair of the letter"- H.E.Scudder
- idled the hours away
- her fingernails were worn away
5. at a distance in space or time
- the boat was 5 miles off (or away)
- the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)
- away back in the 18th century
Syn: off
6. indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily
- he worked away at the project for more than a year
- the child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it
7. so as to be removed or gotten rid of
- cleared the mess away
- the rotted wood had to be cut away
8. freely or at will
- fire away!
9. in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping)
- put the toys away
- her jewels are locked away in a safe
- filed the letter away
10. in a different direction
- turn aside
- turn away one's face
- glanced away
Syn: aside
11. in reserve; not for immediate use
- started setting aside money to buy a car
- put something by for her old age
- has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day
Syn: aside, by

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
n.1.conscious knowledge; as, he had no awareness of his mistakes.
2.a state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; as, the crash intruded on his awareness.

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