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Pronunciation: con'shus


  1. Aware; having present knowledge or perception of oneself, one's acts, and surroundings.
  2. Denoting something occurring with the perceptive attention of the individual, as a conscious act or idea, distinguished from automatic or instinctive.

[L. conscius, knowing]

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