1. the process of paying close and continuous attention (Freq. 2)

wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter


vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue

Syn: ↑watchfulness, ↑wakefulness, ↑vigilance
Derivationally related forms: ↑alert, ↑vigilant (for: ↑vigilance), ↑wakeful (for: ↑wakefulness), ↑watchful (for: ↑watchfulness)
Hypernyms: ↑attention
Hyponyms: ↑jealousy
2. a state of readiness to respond

alerting was indicated by the desynchronization of the EEG

Syn: ↑alerting
Hypernyms: ↑arousal
3. lively attentiveness
Derivationally related forms: ↑sharp-sighted (for: ↑sharp-sightedness), ↑alert
Hypernyms: ↑attentiveness

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