1. a place of consciousness where one is alert and ready to respond to stimuli, versus when one is unaware or tired. 2. with regard to neurology, a large amount of cortical response stemming from elicitation of the reticular activating system.

ALERTNESS: "The teacher wished all of her students would come to school with the same alertness that Jack did."
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