Etymology
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mindfulness (n.)

1520s, "attention, heedfulness; intention, purpose," from mindful + -ness. As "psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences in the present moment," as developed through meditation, etc., it was in use by 1995; the word was used since late 19c. in translations of Buddhist texts (for sati).

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Definitions of mindfulness

mindfulness (n.)
the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities;
Synonyms: heedfulness
From wordnet.princeton.edu