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Definition of awareness noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



/əˈwɛrnəs/ awareness pronunciation American
[uncountable, singular] awareness (of something)awareness (that…)
knowing something; knowing that something exists and is important; being interested in something
an awareness of the importance of eating a healthy dietThere 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 raise/heighten/increase public awareness of somethinga greater/a growing/an increasing awareness of somethingenvironmental awareness (= knowing that taking care of the environment is important)Energy Awareness Week
Usage notesAWL Collocations: awareaware 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 someoneIn 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.