consciousness-raising

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con·scious·ness-rais·ing

(kŏn′shəs-nĭs-rā′zĭng)
n.
The process of achieving greater awareness, as of one's own needs or of a political or social issue.

con′scious·ness-rais′er n.

con′sciousness-rais`ing



n.
the process of learning to recognize one's own needs, goals, and problems or those of a group to which one or someone else belongs.
[1970–75, Amer.]
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