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noun [singular/uncountable] awareness pronunciation in British English /əˈweə(r)nəs/
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  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 peoples awareness
      an awareness campaign/programme/course


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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