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adjective aware pronunciation in British English /əˈweə(r)/

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  1. 1
    [never before noun] knowing about a situation or a fact
    As far as I’m aware, he didn’t say anything of the kind.
    aware of: They’re aware of the dangers.
    aware that: I was not aware that she had already spoken to you.
    make someone aware of something (=tell someone about something): If you have any problems, you should make management aware of them.
    well/fully/acutely (=very) aware: I was well aware of this fact.
  2. 2
    enthusiastic about and involved in something
    a lively magazine for aware and dynamic young people
    environmentally/politically/socially etc aware: The charity aims to create a new generation of environmentally aware consumers and producers.
  3. 3
    if you become aware of someone or something, you notice it
    I became aware of someone following me.
    aware that: He suddenly became aware that the music had stopped.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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