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NOUN (3)

1. the process of paying close and continuous attention;
- Example: "wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter"
- Example: "vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue"
[syn: watchfulness, wakefulness, vigilance, alertness]

2. a state of readiness to respond;
- Example: "alerting was indicated by the desynchronization of the EEG"
[syn: alertness, alerting]

3. lively attentiveness;
[syn: alertness, sharp-sightedness, on the qui vive]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Alertness \A*lert"ness\, n. The quality of being alert or on the alert; briskness; nimbleness; activity. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

alertness n 1: the process of paying close and continuous attention; "wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter"; "vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue" [syn: watchfulness, wakefulness, vigilance, alertness] 2: a state of readiness to respond; "alerting was indicated by the desynchronization of the EEG" [syn: alertness, alerting] 3: lively attentiveness [syn: alertness, sharp-sightedness, on the qui vive]