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noun [singular/uncountable] awareness pronunciation in British English /əˈweə(r)nəs/
  1. 1
    knowledge or understanding of a subject, issue, or situation

    There was a general lack of awareness about safety issues.

    racism awareness

    raise/increase awareness (of):

    The campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers of passive smoking.

    increased/heightened awareness:

    Increased environmental awareness has led to a greater demand for recycled paper.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to increasing people's awareness

      an awareness campaign/programme/course

  2. 2
    the ability to notice things

    She lost all awareness of time and place.

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