Conscious Definition

Having a feeling or knowledge (of one's own sensations, feelings, etc. or of external things); knowing or feeling (that something is or was happening or existing); aware; cognizant.
Webster's New World
Able to feel and think; in the normal waking state.
Webster's New World
Mentally perceptive or alert; awake.
The patient remained fully conscious after the local anesthetic was administered.
American Heritage Medicine
Capable of thought, will, or perception.
The development of conscious life on the planet.
American Heritage Medicine
Aware of oneself as a thinking being; knowing what one is doing and why.
Webster's New World
In psychoanalysis, the component of waking awareness perceptible by a person at any given instant; consciousness.
American Heritage Medicine
Aware of and attaching importance to.
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Conscious

  • the conscious

Origin of Conscious

  • From Latin cōnscius com- com- scīre to know skei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin conscius, itself from con- (a form of com- (“together”) + scire (“to know”).

    From Wiktionary

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