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Meaning of conscious

con•scious

Pronunciation: (kon'shus), [key]
— adj.
  1. aware of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.
  2. fully aware of or sensitive to something (often fol. by of&hasp;): conscious of one's own faults; He wasn't conscious of the gossip about his past.
  3. having the mental faculties fully active: He was conscious during the operation.
  4. known to oneself; felt: conscious guilt.
  5. aware of what one is doing: a conscious liar.
  6. aware of oneself; self-conscious.
  7. deliberate; intentional: a conscious insult; a conscious effort.
  8. acutely aware of or concerned about: money-conscious; a diet-conscious society.
  9. inwardly sensible of wrongdoing.
—n.
  1. the part of the mind comprising psychic material of which the individual is aware.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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