stream of consciousness

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stream of consciousness

n. pl. streams of consciousness
1. A literary technique that presents the thoughts and feelings of a character as they occur.
2. Psychology The conscious experience of an individual regarded as a continuous, flowing series of images and ideas running through the mind.

stream′-of-con′scious·ness adj.

stream of consciousness

n
1. (Psychology) psychol the continuous flow of ideas, thoughts, and feelings forming the content of an individual's consciousness. The term was originated by William James
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms)
a. a literary technique that reveals the flow of thoughts and feelings of characters through long passages of soliloquy
b. (as modifier): a stream-of-consciousness novel.

stream′ of con′sciousness


n.
1. thought regarded as a succession of ideas and images constantly moving forward in time.
2. a style of writing in which a character's random thoughts are represented by disregarding logical sequence, normal syntax, or distinctions in the levels of reality.
[1850–55]
stream′-of-con′sciousness, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stream of consciousness - a literary genre that reveals a character's thoughts and feeling as they develop by means of a long soliloquy
prose - ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
2.stream of consciousness - the continuous flow of ideas and feelings that constitute an individual's conscious experience
consciousness - an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation; "he lost consciousness"
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Filmore or her husband, and now our German courier, whose stream of thought rushed upon me like a ringing in the ears not to be got rid of, though it allowed my own impulses and ideas to continue their uninterrupted course.
The extent of commercials in Pakistani media has increased disproportionately over the years, which not only eats-into a lot of air time- not to mention the stream of thought it breaks of the viewers given the long durations of commercials in between content- but also has allowed economic consumption and investment priorities getting pushed a lot more in some directions than in others.
It sounds quite simple on paper but once you start giving, 'what makes Pakistan, Pakistan' a thought, it leads to a stream of thought riddled with power outages and a lack of social security.
Just one stream of thought, controlling all other thoughts and not allowing free flow of different views is not acceptable in a university." In few words, he spoke much on the symptoms of the disease that ails today's BHU.
That brings to mind an interesting stream of thought: Is the move to HEVC about efficiency or effectiveness?
To maintain a leadership position in today's saturated markets, companies must deliver a consistent stream of thought leadership material guided by reliable advisory from communications experts.
Larson pursues his first aim by describing what counts as conservatism, emphasizing various figures and strands while arguing that a core stream of thought begins with Edmund Burke's reaction to the French Revolution and moves through the American Founders to its most recent spokesman, Ronald Reagan.
They might not perceive they're dealing with a 'problem' as such, but the very fact dossiers, documents, manifestos are drawn up would show that there's a stream of thought out there that believes there's a lot to fix, or a lot of votes to win.
4:6, 8-9, which assume Wisdom's personification, thereby possibly associating her with the "Get Wisdom" stream of thought.) Proverbs, in short, is "formless," because Penchansky cannot find a place for the "Hokmah chapter" (p.
The twist is the perspective as the doll observes the 'girl of her dreams' and also the wider world this embraces, while the works themselves are particles of insight and wonder that are vivid and revealing: "alone among the flowers/sleeping beneath the sun/our love's a fallen shower/whose water path has run." Blend in tarot and emotional connection and you have a vivid stream of thought that is reflective and engrossing!
* Ask individuals in these key roles to document critical information in parallel with interviews--a stream of thought approach is often necessary.
But in general, the MHP -- which has lost its global perspective and instead picked up a more general nationalist stream of thought -- lost votes in its main vote depot of Central Anatolia to the AK Party, and lost in big cities to the CHP.