What is the difference between awareness and consciousness?

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As nouns the difference between awareness and consciousness

is that awareness is the state or level of consciousness where sense data can be confirmed by an observer while consciousness is the state of being conscious or aware; awareness.

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awareness

English

Noun

(wikipedia awareness) (en-noun)
  • The state or level of consciousness where sense data can be confirmed by an observer.
  • I gradually passed from sleep to full awareness .
  • The state or quality of being aware of something
  • ''The awareness of one type of idea naturally fosters an awareness of another idea

    Synonyms

    * (state of consciousness) consciousness, wakefulness * (state of being aware of something) knowledge, consciousness

    consciousness

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia consciousness)
  • The state of being conscious or aware; awareness.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, the consciousness dawning upon him that his eccentricity was not receiving the ovation it merited.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The machine of a new soul , passage=Yet this is the level of organisation that does the actual thinking—and is, presumably, the seat of consciousness .}}

    Derived terms

    * cyberconsciousness * hyperconsciousness * teleconsciousness * raise someone's consciousness

    See also

    * being-for-itself