Definition of Alertness

1. Noun. The process of paying close and continuous attention. "Vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue"

Exact synonyms: Vigilance, Wakefulness, Watchfulness
Generic synonyms: Attention
Specialized synonyms: Jealousy
Derivative terms: Alert, Vigilant, Wakeful, Watchful



2. Noun. A state of readiness to respond. "Alerting was indicated by the desynchronization of the EEG"
Exact synonyms: Alerting
Generic synonyms: Arousal

3. Noun. Lively attentiveness.
Exact synonyms: On The Qui Vive, Sharp-sightedness
Generic synonyms: Attentiveness
Derivative terms: Alert, Sharp-sighted

Definition of Alertness

1. n. The quality of being alert or on the alert; briskness; nimbleness; activity.

Definition of Alertness

1. Noun. The quality of being alert or on the alert; briskness; nimbleness; activity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alertness

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Literary usage of Alertness

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1. Science and Common Sense in Working with Men by Walter Dill Scott, Mary Holmes Stevens Hayes (1921)
"The personnel manager needs two sets of facts in using mental alertness as an ... For each occupation he must know what grades of mental alertness are best ..."

2. The New Methods in Arithmetic by Edward Lee Thorndike (1921)
"TRAINING IN alertness AND ADAPTABILITY Third, the newer methods seek to make examinations useful in giving training in alertness and adaptability. ..."

3. Talks to Students on the Art of Study by Frank Cramer (1903)
"EFFECT OF MENTAL alertness ON SCHOLARSHIP. One of the ends to be sought in the training of attention is a habit of mental alertness. ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1912)
"... clearness of thought, aptness of expression, and general alertness of mind, Mr. Tucker showed little evidence of his age, and all present united in the ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography: From the Earliest Times to 1900 by George Smith, Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1897)
"Sidney showed great courage and alertness, and the garrison surrendered without striking a blow. After providing for the government of the town, ..."

6. New Rational Athletics for Boys and Girls by Frederick Joseph Reilly (1917)
"alertness, promptness in response to command in class work, as well as in the gymnasium, ... Posture and alertness taken together count 10 points. ..."

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