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conscious (adj.)

17世纪, “知晓, 了解” (诗意), 来自拉丁文 conscius “了解, 意识到”, 来自 conscire “要(相互) 意识到”, 来自 com “与” 或“彻底” (见 con-) + scire “了解” (见 science) 的同化形式. 这个拉丁文词可能是希腊文 syneidos 的借译.

“自己内心的认识或感知, 内心的感性, 意识到” 的意义是1630年代的, 可能是 conscious to oneself (1620年代) 的缩写. 另外比较拉丁语意义的演变, 在 conscience. 从1650年代起为“意识到(某事实)”. “积极而清醒, 赋有积极的精神能力” 的意义来自1837年. 相关内容: Consciously.

Origin and meaning of conscious

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Definitions of conscious

conscious (adj.)
(followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something; "the careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"- Thomas Hardy;
few voters seem conscious of the issue's importance
conscious of having succeeded
conscious (adj.)
intentionally conceived;
a conscious policy
a conscious effort to speak more slowly
Synonyms: witting
conscious (adj.)
knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts;
remained conscious during the operation
became conscious that he was being followed
conscious of his faults
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