alertness alertness  /ə ˈlɜrt nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the process of paying close and continuous attention
  2. (n) a state of readiness to respond
  3. (n) lively attentiveness

Usage(s):

  1. Turn it on, and it springs to life with a surprising sense of alertness--almost as if it had a personality.
  2. But something else is present, thanks in part to Zaillian's alertness to Warren's nuances.
  3. The benefits of enhancement include increased alertness and focus and improvement in some types of memory.

News

  1. Quality of waking hours determines ease of falling sleep

    The quality of wakefulness affects how quickly a mammal falls asleep, researchers report in a study that identifies two proteins never before linked to alertness and sleep-wake balance.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Quality of Waking Hours Determines Ease of Falling Sleep, Researchers Report in Mouse Study

    The quality of wakefulness affects how quickly a mammal falls asleep, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report in a study that identifies two proteins never before linked to alertness and sleep-wake balance.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Newswise

Quotes

  1. "We are constantly alert to price risks," Trichet said. "Credible alertness is the essence of what we are doing. We know for that reason that inflation expectations are very solidly anchored, as everyone can see."
    on Mar 8, 2007 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Let it be clear, we will make no compromise on our security...... No one should get the wrong impression over our determination and our alertness on any front. We are not afraid of any confrontation or threat," Olmert said.
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Zawya

  3. On reported concerns expressed by senior Army officers on facilities on the Chinese side, Mukherjee said "there is no question of letting down our vigilance and alertness."
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: Sify

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