Definition of stream of consciousness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stream of consciousness

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a continuous flow of ideas, thoughts, and feelings, as they are experienced by a person; a style of writing that expresses this without using the usual methods of description and conversation Virginia Woolf’s use of stream of consciousness in her novel ‘Mrs Dalloway’
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