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Definition of awareness noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[uncountable, singular] awareness (of something) awareness (that…)
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knowing something; knowing that something exists and is important; being interested in something 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 something a greater/a growing/an increasing awareness of something environmental awareness (= knowing that taking care of the environment is important) Energy Awareness Week AWL Collocationsawareaware adjectiveconscious; informedacutely, keenly fully, perfectly consciouslyBy the late nineteenth century, physicists were keenly aware that light, like sound, propagates in waves.becomeMembers become aware of their group identity only by achieving a shared understanding with other group members.make somebodyIn conclusion, this policy makes students aware of a growing controversy in the scientific community.aware adjectiveincreasinglyWe are now increasingly aware of the impact of lifestyle on health status.environmentally, politically, sociallyRecent scholarship has demonstrated that Wheatley was a socially aware poet, writing for an audience she knew and understood.unware adjectivecompletely, totally apparently, evidently, seeminglyApparently unaware of Newcomb's work, Benford ended up proposing the same logarithm law.awareness nounenhance, heighten, increase, raise promote, fosterThe program fosters international awareness among students.
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