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Noun: awareness  u'wehr-nus
  1. Having knowledge of
    "he had no awareness of his mistakes";
    - consciousness, cognizance, cognisance [Brit], knowingness
  2. State of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
    "the crash intruded on his awareness";
    - sentience

See also: aware, cognisant [Brit], cognizant, incognisant [Brit], incognizant, unaware

Type of: consciousness, knowing

Encyclopedia: Awareness